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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 allied 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 them the prophet Isaiah, who told them not to worry, for the invasion 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 wouldn't 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. Countless times God had proven His faithfulness to them, but it was as if He had to start completely over each time a new problem arose.

    It is important to God and our success on Earth to believe what He tells us and learn to trust Him. His promises are no good when we refuse to believe Him. He has come through for us so many times before, but each time we face a new trial, we often fall apart and start over again in unbelief just as they did. Oh, woe is me!

    There will be times when we are faced with terrible circumstances that make us want to cringe, turn back, or stop what the Lord has called us to do. This is when we should examine ourselves and see whether the Lord is calling us in 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 isn't 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 we can, we stand firm in our faith (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 to 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 God Almighty. 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!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ 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 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 God Almighty. 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! ❤️
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Jan 13
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I pray this, Amen. 

Jan 13
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Jan 13
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

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Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Heavenly Father, I choose to trust You.

Jan 13
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

I know that Your way is best, and today I stand on Your word, Thank you Father! Amen!

Jan 13
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

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Bella Colliander
Bella Collianderedited: Jan 13

Yes Lord, I chose to trust you.  Thank you for  your faithfulness.  Amen!

 

Jan 13
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

This message resonates, Pastor Dion. Thank you for the refocus! Lord, I choose to trust You. Amen

Jan 13
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord. I love you Jesus.

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

You will be done in my life, Amen.

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!

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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Amen

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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! "Trust and obey, for there is no other way" for me, wherever He leads me I'll follow, He's my Heavenly Father, my Savior, my Lord and God!!! I'm counting my blessings to be able to call Him my Father!!! May Thy will be done in my life, the lives of all of my loved ones and all the ones that you put in my path, may it be so, in the name of Jesus, AMEN! (h5)

Jan 13
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

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 God Almighty. 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!

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jan 15