Children of God must have confidence in God and know that he is with them at all times. Apostle Paul declared, “If God be for us who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
History has repeatedly made it clear that God is ever faithful to deliver those who trust in him. He defended his children during bible time, and he is still doing the same today!
God of the universe that Christians serve is faithful to help us triumph during challenges.
Christians are God’s children; we occupy a special place in his heart, and he will benefit us with his limitless provision and protection.
It is important that we (believers) trust God when we are at the point of need. Why? God is an Omnipotent one – His strength has no limit!
During bible time, Jehovah performed all kinds of miracle to protect and provide for his children. God’s supernatural power raised the death; parted the sea, and rained manna from heaven. God also rained stones to defend his children in the past!
A special example of how God delivered his children from trouble can be found in the 2 Chronicle 20. God’s children were oppressed and surrounded by enemies that outnumbered them.
The enemies intended to loath the land of Judah and kill God’s people. However, Jehovah turned the table against the enemies.
King Jehoshaphat of Judah called on God for his defense. He cried out to God in prayer and trusted him for help.
The king prayed,
“O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You” (2 Chronicles 20:12).
God responded to Jehoshaphat’s prayer with a promise to deliver his land from the oppressors. Jehoshaphat trusted God and made a decision to start praising God immediately.
King Jehoshaphat demonstrated his confidence in God!
As King Jehoshaphat trusted God for his promise, he organized people to praise God. His action impressed God who immediately insinuated confusion in the camp of his enemies. The enemies began to kill each other until no one remain standing. Bible reported,
“Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another” (2 Chronicles 20:22-23).
God’s Strength Is Ever Active Till Date
The living God that Christians serve has undiminished strength. God can go to any extent to care for his people. Jehovah who is an Omniscient one will help whoever reserves his complete trust in him!
A person’s attitude towards God will dictate the amount of breakthrough he will receive from him. That is, the more a person trusts God, the more his blessing would be. Therefore anyone who intends to receive full benefit should question himself (or herself) whether he deeply trust God or not.
Do you genuinely and deeply trust God during your difficult moment?
To enjoy God’s defense and provisions, your heart must fully rest on God! You must have confidence that he won’t disappoint you when you need his assistance.
Dear God, I am grateful that you are alive and ever active to defend your children from their troubles! I know you care and you will solve my problems.
Please increase my faith so that I can have confidence and trust you! As I trust you, let my trial turn to a testimony, and let me celebrate my victory to the glory of your name. For in the name of Jesus Christ I have prayed. Amen.
The question of whether God exists or not is often asked, and it deserves to be analytically answered for the sake of clarity and affirmation.
Does God exist? Yes he does, and here are the justifications for the answer:
Both nature and the scriptures affirm the existence of God.
Does God Exist?
The scripture plainly describes people who deny God’s existence as fools; it further warns the skeptics to repent or else risk the judgment of condemnation that will follow after.
The scripture stated,
“The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, No, not one” (Psalm 53:1-3).
The affirmative condemnation for denial of God’s existence is stated: “But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” (Romans 2:5-6 NIV).
Nature Prove The Existence of God
Does God Exist? Yes, he is real and his existence is undeniable. Even though we cannot see him physically, but we can see his works around us.
God’s fingerprint is all over places – Everyone without exception can see and feel his presence everywhere!
If there is no God, who could have done so many beautiful things that we see and enjoy today?
If there is no God, who could have kept the climate in its unique status – Both weather and seasons maintain their schedule in amazing chronological fashion?
If there is no God, who could have made human beings with such perfect design that we see today?
Humans can eat, excrete, walk, sleep, and wake up.
In fact, the genius creativity of God about humans is so real that we can even walk and run, and be able to release exhaust through our nostrils (a design similar to any locomotive engine).
Truly God is real and alive. His supremacy will last eternally!
God’s Ingenuity for Creation
Does God Exist? Yes! Whoever says there is no God is nothing but a fool!
The critics’ common arguments that all things existed by nature is absurd.
The truth remains that God created nature itself! Nature did not produce a human being, God did.
God Created the Nature
A person who denies the existence of God should question him or herself on the following:
Who could have formed the sky in such a perfect shape and colors?
Who could have made trees to mostly grow green leaves that are restful and suitable to behold?
Who could have made sunrise and sunset that never miss their schedules?
Who could have made climate and weather to repeat their yearly routine schedules without failing?
The question of whether God does exists or not should be difficult for anyone to answer.
No need for rocket science to understand that something significant (powerful and miraculous) lies behind our created universe.
Such significant force can only come from someone who is higher in power.
No one other than God can qualify for such characteristics! He is the unique and specific deity behind the creations!
God Created Man and Woman
Does God exist? God does exist! He made human beings and furnished us perfectly.
Man (and woman) has two ears that line perfectly across his head.
Man has two legs to maintain perfect stability; He has two eyes that are complemented with eye-lashes to ward off insects and flies.
Man has a mouth to eat food and an anus to excrete his digested foods.
Believers must trust God and have a full assurance that he is in control of our lives.
Jehovah is ever-present with his people; he will remain close to us and remain faithful to his promises in our lives.
The heavenly Father will ever remain present to cater to us (his children) in whatever circumstances of life we may be undergoing.
God will help us overcome problems.
God will move mountains and level valleys for as many that can completely trust him.
It is important that Christians trust God in every situation.
The scripture reminds us,
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea” (Psalm 46:1-2).
Some Challenges That Christians May Face in Trusting God
The call for Christians to trust God may sound easy, but it may be sometimes difficult to demonstrate.
Christians may be tempted to look somewhere else other than to God during afflictions.
However, no matter how difficult a situation may appear, believers must always remember that God is greater than our challenges.
Christians must be careful not to make irrational decisions during our trying moments.
Believers must avoid the following factors:
The temptation to focus on challenges
The temptation to seek for a quick-fix solution (temporal solution)
Temptation to live in pretense – (denial of a problem)
Temptation to solely rely on human knowledge (which is limited)
Importance of Trusting God
As Christians, we must understand the greatness of our God and demonstrate strong faith in him (especially during our difficult moments).
We may not have money, material, or other resources needed to confront our tough situations, but we have God who has all things at his disposal.
He owns the whole world at the palm of his hands. He is in control of all situations, and therefore will neither leave nor forsake us at any moment.
Psalm 121 declares: “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep…the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”
Some Facts that Christians Must Remember about Trusting in God
We serve a conquering God. Our God is able to conquer all battles of life and award us victory!
There will be no mountain so high or a valley so low that he will not take care.
God can, and he will handle the “lows” and “highs” for his children.
He will make all things work together for the advantage of people that serve him!
The purpose of God’s engagement in any situation is to glorify himself.
Since believers are his children, he will do the needful to honor himself in our lives.
That is, the Creator will fight and win battles for the sake of defending his interest in their lives.
God has a plan for all situations. He is ever active.
The fact that a problem may exist does not mean our God is passive.
He works with his own schedule and he will ultimately help his children have victory at the appointed time.
Christians must continue to trust God in every circumstance since the Creator will show up in due time to honor himself in our lives.
Examples of People Who Trusted God and Earned His Reward
God never fails. He fulfills his promises for his people.
His wonders could be easily accounted for in the life of King David, who hailed from a common family in a small town, and he held no significant position among his siblings; yet God had a special plan for his life.
He promised to make him the king of Israel. (1 Samuel 16).
The Creator raised David from a very lowly position to a high ranking one.
He made him prevail over his life battles and crowned him as the rightful king of Israel – as He earlier promised him.
The scripture testified,
“…So David went on and became great, and the Lord of hosts was with him” (1 Chronicles 11:9).
Lesson on God’s Promises
God does not lie, and he will not change his position towards his children.
He will fulfill whatever he has promised us – under whatever condition.
Although life battle may be tough and the going may be tough, but children of God will ultimately have victory.
Since God never compromised a promise, he will not change his mind, but he will stand by his word to see his children sharing testimony.
Since the heavenly Father ever deliver on promises, all what his children should do it to profess their faith in him.
Yes, a person that is passing through a challenging moment may be tempted to doubt God.
But he or she should summon courage to keep confessing his trust in God.
An act of exercising faith in God will always lead to a breakthrough.
Anyone who devotes his or her trust in God will not regret his action. We can clearly understand this lesson by studying the life of David in the bible.
Terrible and overwhelming circumstances befell him, but he still managed to express his confidence in God.
David was very sure that his God was strong enough to deliver him from all his tribulations.
The man composed a psalm and said,
“Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved… My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God”Psalm 62:1-7