Daily Devotional – 6/21/16 “Do you for real trust God?”

Can God trust you

Are you standing at edge of give out and it seems like there’s nothing else to do but jump? Are you staring at the same negative balance in your checking account and you want to give up? Did you step on the scale this morning and it only increased and you’re tired? Are you driving down forget it all street and you don’t see any familiar faces that can help? Maybe you’re sitting in your car crying because you’re scared someone may see you. Maybe it’s you, lying across your bed in the dark; afraid if you get up all your problems will be real. Maybe it’s you who has all kinds of hell going on in your home. Maybe it’s you who’s trying to hold the rope and no matter what you do, you can’t reach beyond. Maybe it’s you! Well baby, I stopped by this morning to ask you one question … Do you trust God? No, I mean like for real trust in Him? No, seriously; do you for real, for real, trust God? Because if you do, then let go. If you trust God, jump. If you trust God, wipe your tears and get out the car. If you trust God, get out that bed. If you trust God; TRUST GOD! Yeah! Trust God to catch you. Trust God to make the way you don’t see. Trust God to provide. Trust God to navigate you through the rough streets of life. Trust God to restore what is broken within you. Trust God to give you back all that you’ve lost. And trust God to handle it.

Don’t you know by now that God won’t ever allow His seed to beg for bread? This would be like God creating the plants and telling them to now survive on your own. God doesn’t work like that. He created us so that we shall lack for nothing. But this also means, we have work do too. Don’t sit and constantly cry to God if you’re not willing to get dirty in the fields. You can’t expect God to bless you with a mansion when you’ve yet to live in the shack. You can’t expect God to increase that which you have if all you do is complain about it. Beloved, when we expect of God; He expects of us. Think about it. At your job, when it’s time for a raise, isn’t there an evaluation given? This evaluation assesses your level of growth over the last year/six months and it determines the raise, if any, you’re entitled too. Now, please don’t go sit in them folk’s office with your face turned up talking about you deserve a raise when you’ve only worked 3 days out the month. That’s like calling God when trouble comes but forgetting about Him when it’s all good. How do you expect Him to know your voice? God does evaluations too. He checks your devotion, the time spent in prayer, worship, loving and giving; and He checks to ensure you’re doing what you said you’d do. Then He decides if you’re ready for the increase. Trust His decision. It may not make sense at first but in time it will. So, I ask again; do you for real trust God? If you say yes, then do something for me … trust God!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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