You may be going through tremendous pressure right now or challenges popping up in an increasing number. You have met your fellow believers and explained all that you are going through then at the end of the conversation you probably said: “I am trusting God to come out of it.” Just to let you know, there is a difference between using your redemptive rights and playing religion. Religion is like playing to a script that has nothing to do with what God is saying from scriptures but has everything to do with what man is saying. Saying “I am trusting God” does not prove that you are actually trusting God.
People say things out of tradition or habit. But you do not have to say it out of religion but out of a living reality. You would not have to say it to impress people. You would not have to say it to make your status of being a believer look better. You do not need that, you need results. Let saying these words be out of a knowing and surety that the answer you are expecting is going to happen. We serve a good God and we expect good things.
In scriptures leaning on God was seen as trusting him.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART; AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
When you lean on a wall, the wall is carrying all the weight of that person. That is what trusting God is like. You are putting your full weight, releasing all that you are and resting it on God. Remember the house that was built on the rock (Matthew 7:24-27). The whole house is resting on the rock. It is the rock that took the flood and the winds yet the house did not fall. You cannot fall when trusting in God. Not possible. No matter how fine or ugly the house is, it will still stand as long as it is on the rock. Christ is the rock in which we rest. All our flaws and failures have been taken by this rock and all we have remaining is success. It is not about the house, how is built or how it looks like. It is not about you. It is about the Lord. That is why it says “trust in the Lord.”
Also, when you look at the immediate context of Matthew 7: 24-27, it is actually talking about hearing the word and doing it. That is what the rock represents. If we hear his word and do it, we will be firm and formidable. Nothing will make us fall. When the word says “we ought to pray and not to faint,” it means that God wants us to pray. So as you have heard that we should pray, what are you going to do about it? You are going to pray. Whether you pray shouting, quietly, half asleep, sitting, standing up, lying down, in pain, in sorrow, whatever the case may be, just pray. You may not do it perfectly but do it right. If you do, you are creating stability and strength. Do it like your life depends on it because it actually does. It is trust that will keep you to do what the word says even when you feel that help is coming from nowhere. Help comes from God.
You may be saying “How will I do this?” How will I handle this?” No! Carry all that “how will I”, lean it on the rock and let it turn to “My God will….” Trust is a heart thing. We are not leaning our bodies but our heart. That is where the battle is. That is where the issues of life are.
Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
It is all our heart not part of your heart. This is where the battle takes place. You do not go to a place of battle and sit down doing nothing. You will get killed. The location where all our battles take place is at the heart. That is where the devil attacks. In the parable of the sower of the seed, the devil is making sure that all that God desires for you does not come to pass. Your heart is the soil and God’s word is the seed. The first seed does not grow because the devil comes himself to steal the seed. In the second one and third one, he uses his schemes and devices to discourage anyone from trusting in God thereby forgoing their fruitful harvest. He wants us to be confused and weighing our other options outside God. Another way to put it is that he wants us to be double-minded and distracted. Once he gets you there, you cannot receive from God. Our hearts are not built to be divided. That is why it says trust in the Lord with all your heart, not some.
Matthew 6:24 shows us that we cannot have two masters. We can only serve one. Our hearts are built to focus on one. Focus on Jesus. Lean fully on him. We have a new heart. A heart that delights to do all of Gods will. That is the heart you received when you gave your life to Christ.
Ezekiel 11:19 (KJV)
19 AND I WILL GIVE THEM ONE HEART, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, AND WILL GIVE THEM AN HEART OF FLESH:
Our heart was designed to receive from God. Rest on God’s ability and begin to see his hand in your life.