Do You Have Trust in God ?
In this media saturated world that we live in, it is as if as humans, we are capable to trust in many things but have a hard time trusting the Lord. Speaking from my own experience, there was time where we’ll rather trust in our own abilities, and believe that everything our manager tells us about us, our finances, our doctor is our health. We even go as far as trusting an airline pilot. What About the Lord? Not so much. In reality, when you think about it, it is easy to trust in things we can see. Surely, many of us have a strong belief in God, but to allow him to run our life? Very few people would go as far to let the Lord be in charge like that. Others would say that it is asking a little too much. However, the secret lies within ourselves: the Holy Spirit . “Not only will he convict you of the rightness of trusting in the Lord, he’ll help you do it. It’s just too tough to do on your own. God will make something beautiful of your life, but he needs your trust in him to do it. Are you ready? The time to start is today, right now” Read this story below to understand how valuable having God in your life can shape your future for greatness to come.
A man just got married and was returning home with his wife. They were crossing a lake in a boat, when suddenly a great storm arose. The man was a warrior, but the woman became very much afraid because it seemed almost hopeless:
The boat was small and the storm was really huge, and any moment they were going to be drowned. But the man sat silently, calm and quiet, as if nothing was happening.
The woman was trembling and she said, “Are you not afraid ?”. This may be our last moment of life! It doesn’t seem that we will be able to reach the other shore. Only some miracle can save us; otherwise death is certain. Are you not afraid? Are you mad or something? Are you a stone or something?
The man laughed and took the sword out of its sheath. The woman was even more puzzled: What he was doing? Then he brought the naked sword close to the woman’s neck, so close that just a small gap was there, it was almost touching her neck.
He said,” Are you afraid ?” She started to laugh and said,” Why should I be afraid ?,If the sword is in your hands, why I should be afraid? I know you love me.
” He put the sword back and said, “This is my answer”. I know God Loves me, and the storm is in His hands.
SO WHATSOEVER IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS GOING TO BE GOOD. If we survive, good; if we don’t survive, good, because everything is in His hands and He cannot do anything wrong.
Moral: Develop Trust. This is the trust which one needs to imbibe. and which is capable of transforming your whole life. Any less won’t do!
Allah said in the Qur’an :
Quran 3:160 “If God succours you, none can ever overcome you; but if He should forsake you, who could succour you thereafter? In God, then, let the believers place their trust!”
Quran 4:132 “And unto God belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth; and none is as worthy of trust as God.”
Quran 5:11 “O you who have attained to faith! Remember the blessings which God bestowed upon you when [hostile] people were about to lay hands on you and He stayed their hands from you. Remain, then, conscious of God: and in God let the believers place their trust”
Quran 3:159 “And it was by God’s grace that thou [O Prophet] didst deal gently with thy followers: for if thou hadst been harsh and hard of heart, they would indeed have broken away from thee. Pardon them, then, and pray that they be forgiven. And take counsel with them in all matters of public concern; then, when thou hast decided upon a course of action, place thy trust in God: for, verily, God loves those who place their trust in Him.”
Barka Juma’at and a happy weekend !
Last line :
“‘Those who crave riches seek them only in order to drive the fear of poverty out of their spirits; others seek for glory to free themselves from the fear of being scorned; some seek sensual delights to escape the pain of privations; some seek knowledge to cast out the uncertainty of ignorance; others delight in hearing news and conversation because they seek by these means to dispel the sorrow of solitude and isolation. In brief, man eats, drinks, marries, watches, plays, lives under a roof, rides, walks, or remains still with the sole aim of driving out their contraries and, in general, all other anxieties. Yet each of these actions is in turn an inescapable hotbed of new anxieties.’ Salah al-Din