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February 11, 2014, 4:21 PM

Trusting God More (even when you don't understand)

The following is a brief devotional message prepared and presented by Rev. Harvey Neal, my pastor and mentor. He prepared this message for broadcast on January 6, 1994 for the "Homeward Bound" program on KHCB-FM Radio of Houston, Texas.

"Hi there. This is Harvey Neal with a suggestion. Let's trust God more in 1994. Henrietta Mears, a beloved Bible teacher and author, was asked late in her life what she would do differently if she could live her life over. Her answer was quick and to the point, "I would trust God more." None of us can go back and relive that past, but we can start any day and at any time to trust the Lord more the rest of our days. In fact, it's not too late to make a New Year's resolution to trust God more in this new year of 1994.

I must warn you that it is much easier to talk about trusting God more than it is to actually do it. It's easier to preach than it is to practice. However, that doesn't mean that we should be pessimistic and write it off as an impossiblity. God wants us to trust Him more, and He will help us to do that if we will allow Him.

There's a beautiful statement in the last part of verse 10 of Psalm 32. I'm reading that great statement from the New Century Version: "The Lord's love surrounds those who trust Him." The Psalmist said in Psalm 37:5 that if we will commit our way unto the Lord and trust also in Him that the Lord will bless us and bring to pass that which we trust in His care. Psalm 115:11 says that the Lord is a help and a shield to thsoe who trust in Him.

We should trust the Lord regardless, even when we do not understand. The Lord is going to bless those who trust Him. We must believe that becuse it is the truth. This is Harvey Neal reminding you of this great truth in Proverbs 3:5-6:  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge HIm, and He shall direct your paths.""  

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