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Trust or Bust

  • If you will not believe, surely you shall not be established. Isaiah 7:9 WEB

    Ephraim and Aram formed an alliance and prepared to invade Judah, which terrified the people living there. When the people of Judah learned of the coming invasion, 'The hearts of Ahaz and his people were shaken, as the trees of the forest are shaken by the wind' (Isaiah 7:2).

    The Lord sent the prophet Isaiah and he told them not to worry for it would not happen. 'Be careful, keep calm and don't be afraid. Do not lose heart' (Isaiah 7:4). God then told them to stand firm in their faith, or they would not stand at all.

    The words of this verse in the original language are a rhyme and basically mean: 'Trust or Bust.' God said that it is time for all or nothing. You are in, or you are out. So many times God had proven His faithfulness to them, but it was like that He had to start completely over each time that a new problem arose.

    It is important to God, and to our success on this earth, that we believe what He tells us. His promises are no good when we refuse to believe Him. He has come through for us so many times before, but each time when we are faced with a new trial, we often fall apart and start over again in unbelief just as they did.

    There will be times when we are faced with terrible circumstances that make us want to cower, turn back, or stop what the Lord has called us to do. This is when we should examine ourselves and see whether it is the Lord calling us to a different direction, or is it just our fear holding us back. After all, we always imagine the worst possible thing that could happen.

    If God is not giving us a new direction, then we stand on the last word from Him until He gives us a new one. When we have done all that we can, we stand (Ephesians 6:13). We remind ourselves of what God has done for us in the past and build ourselves up like David. He does not need prove His faithfulness again and again and again because we will believe Him. It is time to trust or bust. Today, stand firm in your faith no matter how dark the horizon appears.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I choose to trust You. I know that Your way is best and today I stand on Your word. No weapon formed against me will prosper. I serve Almighty God, what can man do to me? You have brought me this far and are well able to take care of me. May Your will be done in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is "Thankful Thursday" at our "Ladies in Distress" group! All group members are welcome and invited to post something, whether big or small, that you are grateful for! This group is private, so if you are not a member and are having trouble joining, just post on the website somewhere and we will get you set up :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress group


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton I will keep on trusting you Jehovah! For you are so good to us all.....Thank you Jehovah! ❤️
October 25, 2018
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Father GOD, I Stand on your word. Amen!

October 25, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

October 25, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wylesedited: October 25, 2018

Prayer: Heavenly Father I choose to trust You. I know that Your way is best and today I stand on Your word. No weapon formed against me will prosper. I serve Almighty God, what can man do to me? You have brought me this far and are well able to take care of me. May Your will be done in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen... It's true... each time another challenging moment comes, I let fear in first then get my faith on.... Father let me find my faith first not the fear!!! Thank you for ALWAYS being here to remind me that you have good plans for a hope and a future in you (L) Amen! Thank you Pastor (A) God bless

October 25, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, my sister <3!

October 25, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen

October 25, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen Lord!

October 25, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

October 25, 2018
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Trust or Bust.  How do you know you are in Gods will or need to make more changes to move forward?  Isn’t it true that if we are dry and deserted that it could be a sign we are not in His will?  It’s so hard to know sometimes?  I’ve had experiences where I have felt much peace in my life and work and now its more grueling and exhausting.   

October 25, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Hi there, Michelle! That is certainly the case that it could be a time of, say, testing, or a time of change. It can also be difficult to discern, especially when stress is involved. What really helps us is a time of fasting at least a couple of times a year (or if there is a particular thing we are trying to discern), which really helps break through barriers like that. He may show us what our direction is a number of ways during such times, like dreams, sudden changes in circumstances, multiple confirmations, etc. Hope that helps, sister, praying for you <3!

October 25, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

October 25, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

October 25, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

October 25, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

We believe and trust you Jesus.we love and worship you. Amen 

October 25, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I choose to trust You. Your will be done in my life, Amen.

October 25, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord!

October 25, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen a very timely word. When things are shaking, God is on the move. In Him I will always trust. No matter what!

October 25, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God strengthen my faith. Amen. 

October 25, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank You for all Your help in my life, give me the strength for I'm weak . I've always trusted You and will always do,in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

October 25, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  I needed this message as a reminder that God NEVER fails and I must continue to have faith and trust him AWAYS!!

October 25, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 25, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen pastor Dion no weapon that form against us will prosper.

October 25, 2018
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

Just what I needed to hear! Thank you! 

October 27, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I choose to trust You. I know that Your way is best and today I stand on Your word. No weapon formed against me will prosper. I serve Almighty God, what can man do to me? You have brought me this far and are well able to take care of me. May Your will be done in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen, Lord hear my prayers.

October 28, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

November 5, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

I'm five days late, but Amen.  My family has been going through a crisis. But I know God will bring us all through. Thank you Jesus.

October 30, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

November 5, 2018