(A word from Ted Pavloff)
Let’s talk about trust; specifically, trust in God and His Word. One of the most important lessons we need to learn in life is that God has a plan for our lives — after we are born again and filled with the Holy Spirit — that supersedes any plan that we may be pursuing. The big lesson to learn here is to “let go and let God”
One of my favorite characters in the entire Bible is David, who, in my opinion, was one of the greatest men to walk on this earth. He was the greatest of all the kings of Israel, and there was a reason for his greatness: It centered on trust.
In his early teen years, the sheep field was David’s church, where he developed a heart for God and trusted Him to the point that even bears and lions could not stand up to him. That was his lifestyle — TRUST!
Then something dramatic happened to him one day. He was summoned from the field by his father, and there was Prophet Samuel ready to pour anointing oil over his reddish blonde hair. As the oil ran down his handsome boyish face, the Prophet announced, “By the direction of Almighty God of Israel, I anoint you the next King over Israel.”
And then came the experience of a lifetime for the appointed shepherd-king — GOLIATH: Two feet taller and 400 pounds heavier than the tallest and heaviest NBA player.
Twice a day for six weeks Goliath instilled frantic fear into the army of Israel — including King Saul. David happened to be visiting his brothers on the battlefield and saw what was going on. Noticing that nobody in the army was challenging Goliath, he rose up and declared, “I’ll take care of him.”
He approached him with a sling shot declaring ( paraphrased) “You come to me with a big body, a big mouth, and pounds of armor and weapons, but I come to you in the name of the God of Israel, and He will give me your head.“ And God did! David let go and trusted God!!
What about you? Are you trusting — or are you just “hoping so”? Let’s get out of the “hope-so club” and really trust Him. Let go and let God. He will never fail us! GLORY!
Artwork courtesy of Jim Sutton: gospelgifs.com