Nothing honors God more than our trusting Him in the face of difficulties. In Psalm 106 we see Israel beholding an incredible miracle as the Red Sea caved in upon the Egyptian army, drowning every soldier. “He saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. Then believed they his words; they sang his praise” (verses 10-12). And the next words are, “They soon forgot His works” (verse 13). How quickly we forget miracles and past blessings.We cannot trust our faith to past experiences—we are too forgetful—and past experiences alone will not be enough to strengthen us in present difficulties. We need fresh faith—anchored in a daily supply of the Word of God—a fresh word from God!Trust God when facing difficulties and He will trust you with more of His grace, His all-sufficiency and His strength.Trusting God in the face of dire difficulties requires a venturing faith—committing all things into His caring hands. There comes a time when we must launch out into the deep and cast every care upon Him. This venturing faith is all-pleasing to Him.Faith is our only hope, our only way out of difficulties, so let us step out and commit all to Him. God has a plan to deliver us out of our fiery trials. No matter what you are going through, God has a plan forevery difficulty, a plan that could never be conceived or imagined by the human mind.Take, for example, the fiery trials facing Israel in the desert. There was no bread, no food of any kind. Imagine a committee or intercession group coming up with this: “Let’s pray that tomorrow we wake up and discover white flakes of angels’ food (manna)—with a taste of honey—covering the ground” (see Exodus 16).God had a plan—a miraculous, inconceivable plan. So remember, God also has a plan for us and we are to trust Him!
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon