Trust the Word of God
Matthew 7: 24-27.
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to be a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the house; and it fell. And great was it fall.
The scripture tells us if we don’t build our house on the rock, which is Jesus, who is the Word made Flesh, it will fall the moment the big storm comes. I lost my faith once and I know that from experience. I let go of the rock, the Word of God. And instead placed my trust on my feelings. My house fell mightily, as the scripture tells us. It has taken such a long time to rebuild my spiritual house. What I learnt out of all this, is don’t rely on our feelings or our intellect, but trust the Word of God.
We don’t always think wisely, or know how to handle our circumstances well, but God does. Gods’ Word has been tried and tested well and truly. When we look at the Bible we see Israel at different times, thought they were wiser than God. God let them go their own way, in hope they will learn their false gods won’t save them. So that they will come back to Him. He is doing that right now. We sometimes have to learn the hard way that our Heavenly Father knows best. He loves us too bits and knows what is good for us and what will benefit us in the long run.
Gods’ Word is not about what is fashionable, but what is true. People disagree with parts of the Bible saying it is all right then, but times have change. That’s probably what the Israelites thought too, when they strayed from Gods’ Word. It is time now that the church comes back to Christ teaching and not the worlds. When we obey and believe in His Word, we become strong, because we no longer rely on ourselves, but by the Living God. Who gives us strength and wisdom and protection, through His Word.
We say we believe in the Word, but the moment a crisis comes, we will soon learn most of us rather believe in ourselves than God. And then we live in fear, because we know we aren’t strong enough and we soon learn, we don’t always have the right answers that will get us out of trouble. So all God wants us to do is obey and trust Him, and He will deliver us out of the crises. If we are called for things like martyrdom, we will be given the strength and wisdom to endure it to the end, if we stand on the Word of God and really believe it. Faith grows accordingly to how many times we use it. Just like our muscles. The more we use our muscles the stronger we become.
We have plenty of false gods that many people put their entire faith in, such as the New Age and scientist and so on. Some scientist are out to deceive for example the big bang theory. Which is of course a lot of nonsense, but people buy into it, because they don’t want to be answerable to God, which they are anyway.
The more we study the Word the deeper it goes and if we pray for revelation we will get it. God wants His children to be free of worries, but if we don’t believe in Him, we will never receive the peace that Jesus offers. God is our safe haven, we won’t find true peace anywhere but in being obedient to Gods’ Word. Even when enemies attack us there is a place in us that won’t be disturbed, because we put our complete trust in God.