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Trust God Over Man

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2 Chronicles 12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.

What God can do, man cannot do. Who then will you choose to trust, God or man? It is better to trust God than man. Asa, King of Judah made the grave mistake of trusting man over God on two occasions in 2 Chronicles 16. In the first episode he was attacked by Baasha, King of Israel, his chosen response was to take the silver and gold out of the treasury of the House of God and give it to Benhadad, King of Syria to defend him against King Bassha. He never looked to God for his deliverance. Because he chose to put his trust in man and not God, God decreed that from that point onward he shall have wars; prior to that the land had peace. In this case, King Asa’s decision to trust man over God created the opposite of what he wanted to see. The second instance in which King Asa trusted in man over God was when he was diseased in his feet. At no point did he look to God for his healing, he instead sought physicians and his condition got worse and he died. Trusting man over God will result in bad situations getting worse. Choose to put your trust in God.

There are three (3) practical ways, stated in Proverbs 3:5-7, in which we can trust God over man. First, the scripture says “lean not unto thine own understanding”: it involves seeking God’s solution for every situation that you face. King Asa did not do that, he sought his solution, while it brought temporary relief it resulted in pain in the long-term.  The second way indicated by the scripture to trust God is “in all thy ways acknowledge him”. The implication of the scripture is to present our affairs to God first, that was a hallmark of David’s life. He said in Psalms 20:7 “some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. The final way in which we can trust God over man was stated by the scripture as “be not wise in thine own eyes’. That can be accomplished by making the word of God our wisdom by making it the foundation of our decisions.

Creating change in your situation will come from trusting God over man, doing the opposite will only make the matter worse.

Life Application: Trust God over man by presenting your affairs to Him first and pursue completing the solution or instruction he gives to you. In addition, make the story of your life be that you base all your decisions on the word of God.

Prayer: Lord, I choose to put my trust in you. May I always see you as my source in all circumstances. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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