College Prayer Guide 30: {Trust God Above All}

“This is what the Lord says:  ‘Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.  But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.’ ” (Jeremiah 17:5-8 NIV)

Trust is something that is hard for all of us.  This is probably due mostly to the fact that we’ve all had our trust broken by someone throughout our lives and it makes us doubt if there is anything or anyone worth trusting, even God.  As we see in the passage above though, a life of trust is really a beautiful life!  Can you imagine resting in a life without fear or worries, a life in which we never fail to get done what God is calling us to?  THAT is a life of trust.  While many things are important, I think the main thing God desires from us, is to simply trust him.

Trust is especially difficult for young adults because the future is so unknown.  Finishing school, starting a career, getting married, having kids… all of this is swirling around in the minds of college students, sometimes all at once. Pray today that students would simply be able to trust in the midst of all of that.  Ask God to reveal His faithfulness to them and give them a heart to trust Him no matter what life brings.

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