Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
Jeremiah 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Hard times do not stop this man from bearing spiritual fruit.
Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
I want to talk to you about trusting God with your heart, not just your head.
You know I love the Word of God and I love sharing it with others. It is my honest desire that you go from here today having learned something. I hope we can find inspiration.
I heard Brother John Osteen say that what we need as much as inspiration is information. And God's Word will give you both.
God's Word is the information (The Truth) that will make you free.
Our inspiration wears down sometimes, but the Truth keeps working. It will stick to your ribs.
I have a question today that will cause some truth to come into our lives, if each of us answer it honestly.
The question is: Who do you trust? Think about that for a minute.
Let me tell you a little story about a man who was a dare-devil, a tight-wire walker.
They stretched a cable out over the Niagra Falls. They had it all tight and ready. As the crowd gathered, he would put people in this wheelbarrow and push them across Niagra Falls. And sometimes he would push it empty. This went on again and again.
Can you imagine going out over those falls in that wheelbarrow with that man walking on that wire behind you?
There was a man there that watched so long his hair almost stood up. He was amazed at the ability of that man.
The man on the tight rope noticed this man watching him and was interested. He turned to him and said, "Do you believe I can do that again?"
He said, "Man, you made a believer out of me. I sure do. I believe you can do it again. You've been doing it all day long. I believe you can do it again."
The tight rope walker said, "You don't believe I can do that again."
He said, "I surely do!"
The tight rope walker again said, "No, you do not believe I can."
He said, "I know I do believe you can."
The tight rope walker said, "All right, get in!"
He said, "Oh that's a different story. You mean you want me to get in there and you push me?" The tight rope walker said, "I thought you believed."
The man said, "Yeah, I believe, but I don't want to get in."
The tight rope walker said, "Well, you don't really believe."
You see, what the onlooker was saying was, "I believe you can go across on the wire as long as I don't have to get involved in it."
But the wire walker was saying, "If you really believe take yourself out of your own security and put your security into my hands."
GET IN THE WHEELBARROW!
Friend, God wants us to believe with our heart and get in His wheelbarrow.
Many times we are caught not trusting God, not because we don't want to, but because we have forgotten to. In other words, trusting God has not become our way of life. It is not a habit.
WHO DO YOU TRUST?
Family & Friends
Let me tell you what all these things have in common. They all fail at times, but
GOD NEVER FAILS!
Sometimes life is beyond our understanding, but life is never beyond God's wisdom.
I can recall as a child, we didn't live in abundance, and that's an understatement. There were some lean times. There wasn't any food stamps or programs like there are today.
But I never remember as a child ever worrying about that. I cast the care of it over on Dad and Mom and just believed they would come through. And you know they always did, because they were trusting in God, when they couldn't see a way.
I don't ever remember being cold, hungry, or neglected.
God wants us to trust Him with all our heart, and trust not in our own understanding.
As a child, I didn't know how Dad and Mom would feed and clothe us, but I always believed they would. I never worried. I left that up to them.
I feel like I am speaking to some people and to myself also.
Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him.
In the 6th chapter of Daniel the king found no sleep or rest, but Daniel rested in a den of lions. Daniel got in the wheelbarrow.
In the 17th chapter of I Samuel, all the army of Israel was backed up on a hillside and a giant mocked them. They looked at the giant and fear and doubt overcame them.
But David trusted in the covenant and went out and killed that giant. David got in the wheelbarrow.
Moses an escaped felon with a speech problem came off the backside of the desert got in God's wheelbarrow and lead God's people out of bondage. But he had to trust all to God.
Will you trust Him and give up your care?
Mark 11:23 lets us know that mountain moving faith must come from the heart.
Abraham considered not his own body or the health of his wife. He just got in the wheelbarrow.
I want to ask you right now not to consider your circumstance, but to consider Jesus:
Not your weakness but His strength
Not your faults but His mercy
Get in God's wheelbarrow, give Him the handles and success is inevitable.
What are you facing today? What challenges are you experiencing?
What is creating so much pressure in your life that it is trying to convince you that your situation is impossible?
Whatever it is God wants you to know that He is everything you need Him to be. There is no need greater than God. There is no circumstance too big.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
How about it? Are you ready to trust Him today with your soul, with your life, and with your problems?
Brother A. A. Allen closed many of his services with an old song that says:
Leave it there, leave it there,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there
If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.