Trust and Obey

Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God.
Jeremiah 42:6

7By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

Hebrews 11:7-9

We can all agree that sometimes the things God calls us to do don't make sense to us, and it can be difficult from a human perspective to trust Him for the outcome of something that we don't understand. But all throughout the Word of God, as in the story of Noah and the ark, we are told that the result of trusting the Lord and obeying His commands is blessing. A beloved hymn reminds us of that truth.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
or we'll walk by His side in the way;
what He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
never fear, only trust and obey. (John H. Sammis)

It sounds so simple; but when we are in the midst of an assignment from God and we cannot see past our present situation, it is easy to fear, to doubt, to want to give up. Take heart fellow Christians; God sees past this moment and into eternity, and He is waiting to show you the blessed outcome of your obedience.

It is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call or whatever you want to call it. It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond or what have you.

The Word of God was given free to us, therefore we should also share it freely with others.
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