June 25, 2019


Last week I talked about walking into the fire, and how it takes deep trust in God to be able to enter in. But, in the fire we find what we were looking for all along.
This week I want to talk about why can it be so hard to trust God, and where that breakdown started.
I believe that if we truly get trust, and get it well, the enemy won’t be able to win the battle in our mind.

1. Trust: The Breakdown
2. Trust and the battle
3. Restoration: Trust and Truth

1. Trust: The Breakdown
I think the first thing the enemy attacks is our trust in God. That’s what saved us in the first place.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
Unfortunately in life there’s a moment/moments where trust is broken.

We can say we trust God when the answer comes, or when things turn the way out the way we want it to. But, God is not attached to a thing. I believe God is asking us to come back to trust. But, there is a battle. A big battle for our minds and our trust.

2. Trust and the battle
There is a story in 2 Kings 8 that I think is so prevalent to what we experience.
2 Kings 8:26-27 Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, and Shebna and Joah said to the field commander, “Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, since we understand it. Don’t speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people on the wall.” But the commander replied, “Was it only to your master and you that my master sent me to say these things, and not to the people sitting on the wall?

See, the enemy speaks to us in ways that we understand. He doesn’t speak in a foreign language. He speaks in the language of our hearts. He speaks our native tongue.
So how do we know when the enemy is speaking to us? His words are full of death.
God created us in His image. When we speak out of the part of us that is like Him, and when our words match His, they are light and our words bring life. It is life when we speak out of who we are, and who we are really meant to be.

I think some of our minds have been laid siege to. The enemy has us so surrounded that it’s hard for truth to penetrate. But, I think God wants to bring healing and restoration and hope and for us to heal.

3. Restoration
It isn’t mustering all your strength and trusting harder.
I believe it is encountering the truth of who God is. And what better place to do that than in the presence of God?
I think in the safe place of His presence, God wants to come in and take down those siege ramps of lies, and speak hope and truth, and the trauma of those events happening to you.
I believe that if we truly get trust, and get it well, the enemy won’t be able to win the battle in our mind.

Homework: Sit. Be. Let His presence come, and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Ask Him where your trust was broken, and then ask Him where He was, and what He wants you to know about it