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Trust Me

  • Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10 WEB

    The Apostle Paul learned to be content in whatever situation that he found himself. He saw beyond his physical circumstances and realized that even though he was going through terrible trials, that God was still in control of his life. Here are just some of the things that happened to Paul during his ministry:

    'Are they servants of Christ? (I speak as one beside himself.) I am more so: in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, and in deaths often. Five times I received forty stripes minus one from the Jews. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I suffered shipwreck. I have been a night and a day in the deep. I have been in travels often, perils of rivers, perils of robbers, perils from my countrymen, perils from the Gentiles, perils in the city, perils in the wilderness, perils in the sea, perils among false brothers; in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness' (2 Corinthians 11:23'27).

    That was an excerpt from the life of an Apostle. Paul had a challenging ministry, but he understood that God was in control and that everything worked out just as it should. His life was not about being comfortable all the time. Paul was thrown into prison, but he led the jailor and his household to Jesus that night (Acts 16:27). He was shipwrecked but then led the island of Malta to Jesus (Acts 28:1).

    Paul had a 'thorn in the flesh,' and he sought the Lord three times to take it away (2 Corinthians 12:7), but the Lord told him, 'My grace is sufficient for you.' He soon realized that it was to keep him from being 'excessively exalted' from the incredible revelations he had received. The thorn actually helped balance him. Jesus in Gethsemane prayed three times for 'this cup' to be removed, but it was not. They were both strengthened and encouraged to face what was coming.

    Limitations were put on what the devil could do in their life. There were boundaries set where he could do this, but no more. Just like in the book of Job, God set limits for satan: 'Behold, all that he has is in your power. Only on himself don't put forth your hand' (Job 1:12). Then later again: 'Behold, he is in your hand. Only spare his life' (Job 2:6). Limits were set by God.

    Paul and Jesus understood that nothing was going to happen to them unless God allowed it. Many times, God took them through the situation instead of around it. When Jesus was brought before Pilate, He told him this:

    'Pilate therefore said to him, 'Aren't you speaking to me? Don't you know that I have power to release you, and have power to crucify you?' Jesus answered, 'You would have no power at all against me, unless it were given to you from above' (John 19:10'11).

    God takes full responsibility for the life wholly devoted to Him. When your life is entirely dedicated to God, He will live through you and seek the lost through you. When persecutions and attacks come against you, God will take care of it, or He may take you through it, and you will become stronger.

    Nothing will come against you today that catches God off guard. Situations the enemy created to harm you will only push you further down God's path for you. For example, if I had not lost my previous jobs, I would not be a pastor today. God has got this. Relax and trust Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for taking care of me. I know that You are in control, no matter how dark things appear. Please draw my heart to You, teach me what I need to know, fulfill Your will in my life, and let me live for You, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah........ Thank you Jehovah!!!!!
Sep 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask Amen. 

Sep 11
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father Thank You for loving me

Sep 11
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. Thank you. Lord. Amen

Sep 11
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Sep 11
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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Amen. 

Sep 11
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for loving us. Amen 

Sep 11
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for the encouragement, Pastor Dion! Lord, teach me what I need to know, fulfill Your will in my life, and let me live for You, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Sep 11
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for always being right there by my side as I go through the trials of this world

Sep 11
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for all Your love, Amen!

Sep 11
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all You have done in my life, I humbly ask You to stay with me 'cause I trust in Your designs. I know that You are working on me with the things I need to abolish from my life and be as You wants me to be, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Father for Your unconditional love and forgiveness. 

Awesome message Pastor, thank you again. God bless you and Sylvia. 

Sep 11
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Sep 11
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen Lord. I trust you to get me through no matter what. Please draw my heart closer to you and give me knowledge and wisdom. In Jesus Name,  Amen 

Sep 11
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

In the name of JESUS, Amen and Amen !!!

Sep 11
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 11
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

Sep 11
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God idk why I'm going through so much. Help me please. Amen. 

Sep 11
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen!!! 

Sep 11