Are we trusting God or fleeting things

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By Pearl Harper

What do we see in this world that is not tangible? Last week I wrote about the things that are tangible. Things that can be touched, things that are substantially real; something that can be touched or felt.

The word of God and the promises found in the Bible for all who seek fellowship and a closeness with Him, is the most tangible thing we have. Personally, to live in this world without depending on Him, would absolutely be one of the most terrifying things I can imagine.

Matt. 6:19-34 covers, and is real plain how much Christ cares for us and how well He protects us - if we will let Him. Trusting God can be so real in our life if we seek after Him. In Romans 12:3 Paul tells the Romans – we are not to think of ourselves more highly then we ought to think: but to think soberly, according as God hath dwelt to every man the measure of faith.

We can build on that faith if we look to God for guidance and direction. One commentary points out that worrying is sinful and produces fear. We are not to brood over what might happen. Worrying is a robber of faith, peace and trust in a never failing Heavenly Father. We can’t uplift others if we are constantly anxious and worrying.

We are going to have troubles and trials n this life. How wonderful when we trust God to help us and we come out victorious over the circumstances. When people tell me, “but  you don’t know my circumstances,” I don’t, but God does and He is never confused.

Speaking again concerning tangible things, knowing Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and claiming the promises throughout the Bible to all who love Him and trust Him; is the most real, substantial thing I know.

What is the other side? Could we sue the term unsubstantial? Do we see any of that in our world?

Matt. 6:19 mentions laying up treasures where moth and rust corrupt, and thieves break through and steal.

Verse 30, Jesus said, “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith.” With these assurances of being taken care of how can we trust things that are not real?

In my lifetime I have seen many put their trust in fleeting things. One great illustration is Matt. 7:24-29 about the wise man who built his house on the rock and the foolish who built his house on sand.

Are we building our life on a sure foundation or are we constantly seeking after things that will perish? Remember God is going to take care of those who trust in Him.

What if you put all you trust in things of this world and neglected the one who could provide, and abundantly, all you need?

Where will you be when your money, your fame, and fortune disappear? Never trusting God but constantly seeking fleeting things, unsubstantial things.

If this is your decision, you could have had everything – at the end you will have nothing and spend eternity in torment. If you are reading this and making the wrong decisions, remember while there is breath there is hope.

God bless.