Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus

I love this beautiful old song. It is a reminder to me each day to consider the simplicity of my relationship with Jesus. I can go back to the time when my life was radically changed because of my faith. This event brings peace and comfort to me when my soul is troubled. All I have to do is trust in Him.

I realize that just by writing this simple post on trusting Jesus may cause problems with those who do not know Christ as Lord and Savior. These unknowing people might take issue with my sentiment. So with love in my heart and eternity on my agenda, I want you to know that a relationship with Jesus matters. He forever changed my life, and because of this, I can trust in Him. It is not always easy to believe. When chaos and confusion arrive on the scene, I sometimes have to dig in and remember my foundational values. So I have created an acrostic that I use to remind me how to trust in Jesus. Feel free to use and share.

T-The first “T” stands for “Talk to Him.” Communication is key! The Bible teaches that believers are to pray for everything. I find that pouring out my situation before Him brings clarity. When I open up and speak my problems to God, many times, I feel and understand how to overcome my problem. God wants to help us, so I have found that He will either put someone in my life to help me process my problem, or He will speak to me through His word. Trusting Jesus requires talking through the issue.

R-The “R” stands for “Remember the change.” I believe that it is critical for us to recollect what happened when we trusted Him by faith. This life moment alone gives me strength and helps me trust. I realize that some may not be able to remember the exact time and place that they trusted Christ. I do however believe that believers should be able to recognize the event. Trusting Christ in faith is a life-changer. This life experience is one that one must remember.

U-The “U” stands for unify. It is so important for believers to have relationships with other believers-This means to become one. When you are having problems trusting, there is nothing like getting with a friend who has trusted Christ to speak life into you. This exercise will help you unify with God

S-The “S” is for seeking Him. Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek first the Kingdom of God. Seeking Him is what we should do first. We see Him as we seek Him through His word. My time in the Bible each day helps me to trust Him.

T-The final “T” is to testify about Him. I feel renewed trust every time I talk about all that He is currently doing and what He has done in my life in the past. When I count my many blessings, I find that my faith gets stronger. So I want to encourage you to make much of Jesus by talking about and living for Him.

I hope and pray this helps…because it is so sweet to trust in Jesus!

I love you all!

Pastor Jeff<><