My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus’ Name
On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand
This song was written by Edward Mote in 1834 and what a powerful message.
Far too many times in my life I have thought of myself as trusting Christ wholly and completely for every problem or challenge that has arisen; but I realized that many of those times I tried to figure out something on my own just in case God wasn’t able to handle it by Himself.
Even though I was a Christian I had totally missed the point of what trusting in God was all about – giving everything to Him and letting Him solve my problem in whatever way He chose to do it.
I didn’t understand at all the way in which God works, and it is not the easiest thing in the world to “wholly lean on Jesus’ Name” when sometimes you can only see the next step instead of a long way down the road.
I didn’t realize that God could see the whole picture and from His point of view all I had to do was follow directions. I didn’t have to know where I was going, because He knew exactly where I was going and the moment I would arrive at my destination.
When the blood of Jesus was shed at Calvary, when Jesus rose from the grave, and later when the Holy Spirit came to reside within the heart of every person who had accepted Jesus as Savior, the world was changed forever.
The bondage that had enslaved man for thousands of years had been broken.
BUT – and it is a HUGE BUT… if you don’t realize what Jesus did on the cross, you could still be living in bondage.
God gave us the Bible so that we can know the truth about how He wants us to live. When you read a promise written on one of its pages, you can totally depend on what it says to be truth.
The truth will still be the truth even if you don’t believe it to be truth.
SO Satan counts a good deal on trying to reason with you logically that what the verse says is truth, but doesn’t really apply to your situation. (It is possible to justify doing just about anything if you think about it long enough.) Or he might try to tell you that the verse is the truth, but you don’t have enough faith for it to come to pass.
Satan will use any tactic or technique to try to make you believe that the promises of the Bible will not work for you.
I encourage you to:
- find Bible verses that specifically relate to the need or problem in your life
- write them down and put them in a place where you will see them every day
- read them aloud over and over again until you “just know” deep in your heart that God has heard and is in the process of sending an answer
- ask the Holy Spirit to make those biblical promises so real in your life that you have no trouble at all believing that God will meet your need at just the right moment.
It might not be in a way you have expected, but when you turn everything over to God, He will meet your need in the very best way possible even if you haven’t thought of that way yet. He always wants the BEST for you.
This post written by Cathy Deaton.
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