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In a recent word from Rabbi Curt Landry, he gave a prophetic warning about the coming darkness. So then, in the midst of darkness, how can you trust in the Lord? The key is faith.
- Have faith in how God is shaping your character.
- Have faith even when you cannot see.
- Have faith that victory over fears, doubts, and unbelief is coming.
Trust in the Lord When the Testing Comes
This is something every Believer goes through. It is the test that produces patience. It is the test that purifies us.
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
“He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.”
When a test comes, make an honest evaluation with the Lord. Talk with Him and recognize this is where the Spirit is building you up, shaping your character to trust in the Lord.
If a test comes and your faith seems weak, be honest that this is an area in your life that needs a greater release of faith. Remember, there is no condemnation in Christ! He is disciplining and teaching you because He loves you and has a purpose for you.
Click, watch, and listen as Rabbi Curt Landry explains how to trust in the Lord.
Trust in the Lord When You Cannot See
Because we are in a time of darkness, we must trust the Lord without knowing exactly what lies ahead, without seeing. Right now, there are things happening that are beyond our understanding. We do not have to know and see everything to trust in the Lord and have faith that He is holding us up.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.”
“Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’”
You can proclaim, “I trust in the Lord with whatever amount of faith I have. Faith the size of a mustard seed. I trust you, Lord, that you will develop my knowledge and understanding so that I can accomplish what You have written for me in the books of Heaven.”
Remember, it is not that we have to know and see all things, but that we allow the Lord to build our character and trust that He will give us the knowledge and understanding we need to overcome in a season of darkness.
How to Trust in the Lord | A.C.T.
First, trust in His Word.
Second, declare His Word.
Third, apply His Word and allow it to change and transform you.
Below is a list of verses to use with our A.C.T. method of teaching.
When we apply and believe the Word of God, change our thoughts and patterns to align with what the Word says, He transforms us from the inside out.
Remember, Christ in us is the hope of glory!
A. Apply Proverbs 29:25-26
“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in and puts his confidence in the Lord will be exalted and safe. Many seek the ruler’s favor, but justice for man comes from the Lord.”
—Proverbs 29:25-26 (AMP)
“Father God, let it be recorded today in the Courts of Heaven, that in dark situations, I trust in Your knowledge more than mine. I trust Your Word. I trust that You only have good things for me because this is Your promise. I trust that You are love, and perfect love casts out fear. I’m going to love others and cover myself with Your mantle of love. Lord, I love and trust You more than man and will be safe.”
C. Change Your Focus
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
“I trust in the Lord and not my own understanding. Lord, I enter the mercy court today and acknowledge Yeshua as my Lord and Savior. You are my teacher, author, and finisher of my faith. Lord, You guide me, and I trust in You, even when I cannot see where I am going, even when there is darkness all around.”
T. Be Transformed by Transferring Your Emotions
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.”
“I will transfer my emotions, cast them at the foot of the cross, and delight in the Lord. I trust in the Lord. God, You will give me the desires of my heart—healing, faith, deliverance, provision—when I delight in You. I will transfer my wounded heart to You. I choose to hand over every emotion to You so that I do not make decisions based on feelings but rather on the truth of Your Word.”
To trust in the Lord means that you believe, by faith, that whatever you are going through, He is leading you, He is working it out for your good, and that you are more than a conqueror.
Take the A.C.T. method above and meditate on the verses. Write them down, declare them, and ask the Spirit to give you words to pray.
When darkness is pressing in, you need the light of God’s Word to reveal the way forward. You don’t have to deny the test or trial but rather focus on the light, the flame of hope. Trust in the Lord. Focus on the truth. Focus on Yeshua, the way, the truth, and the life.
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life…’”