Trust and Receive More

Are you a trusting person? When you trust someone, do you expect trust in return? Do you expect something other than or more than trust? What if you could get more than trust? Would you be willing to trust to get more in return?

Trusting someone else, especially with our entire being can be challenging. Putting our lives in someone else’s hands is tough to do. We typically only see that in our military or emergency responder forces. In their case, there isn’t much choice.

Trusting anyone in today’s culture is challenging. We likely only trust close family members, and maybe only a few of them, and our very close friends. We are cautious. Very cautious. We no longer inherently trust someone until proven wrong. Now, we trust no one until they have earned our trust.

Yet, there is someone we can trust. We can trust God. Not only can we trust Him, but when we do trust Him, we get more than just trust in return. We receive joy and peace. God is willing to give us joy. Joy that is not fleeting, but true joy that never fails. He is willing to give us peace. Peace that goes beyond understanding.

Don’t we all want unending joy and everlasting peace? Sure we do. But we don’t get it from things, nor do we get it from selfish pursuits. We can only receive it when we trust God with everything. When we trust God with our lives and our livelihood.

I pray we all desire joy and peace. I pray we trust God with our entire being. I pray each one of us chooses to put our trust in God—our lives and our livelihood. Seek joy. Seek peace. Trust God. Receive His blessings. Receive His wondrous gifts.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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