Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 3/25/2019

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by Jim Hughes

crossIs. 26:4 Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.

Trust is not something we can do when it’s convenient or easy for us to do. We must trust in the Lord always. No matter how impossible or difficult it may seem to be, we must trust in the Lord. We are prone to trust in our own judgment or the advice of others before we trust the Lord. So much of the decisions we make in life do not flow from trusting in the Lord. We may trust Him with the big things, but when it comes to the little things we are more apt to handle them ourselves.

What we must understand is that trust is a way of life for the redeemed. If we truly believe what we say we believe about God, we will trust Him in all things. We say that God is trustworthy because He is absolute perfection in all things good and holy. We say that He is all knowing and understanding. We say that He is incapable of wrong judgments. We say that He is all powerful, able to do supply whatever we may need. We say that He is love and will always do what is best for us. We say that He has a plan for our lives and is moment-by-moment working it out in our lives for our good. We say these things and claim to believe them, but fail to turn to Him and trust Him for many things in our lives.

We must be honest about ourselves and admit that we are not always the most reliable people to trust. We don’t have a good handle on many things. We are too emotionally attached to be objective in many things. Our judgment is often clouded by our emotions. We are short-sighted and do not see the bigger picture. We like to think that we are so wise, but we are not. We need the Lord’s perspective on things in order for us to make good decisions in life.

Dear friend, if you find yourself not trusting the Lord always, please reconsider what you are doing. The Lord is our eternal Rock. He alone can be trusted to never fail. He alone is able to help you come out on top. He alone is unwavering and true to His Word. You can and must believe what He promises if you are going to live life in Christ. You will overcome all things and have peace through them if you trust in the Lord to help you.

Don’t waver in this. Trust the Lord always in all things for He is our Rock and salvation.

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About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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