God Knows Those Who Trust in Him

God Knows Those Who Trust in Him

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.  (Nah 1:7)

I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.  (Joh 10:14)

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.  (Pro 18:10)

But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.  (1 Cor 8:3)

Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”  (2 Tim 2:19)

Our God is full of power, wisdom and knowledge.  He knows when a person turns to Him with love, and when a person has put their trust in Him.  To such people, God is a fortress, a good shepherd, and a place of safety.

God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.  (Isa 64:4)  What a magnificent promise!

All who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior have been given many promises in the Bible.  Here are just a handful of such treasures:

  • Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.  (Deu 31:6)
  • The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, You save me from violence.
    I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.
      (2 Sam 22:3-4)
  • “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.”  (Joh 10:28-30)
  • The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.  He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  (Ps 23:1-5)

Let me reassure you that God knows your heart.  He knows that you love Him, trust Him, and turn to Him in times of need and trouble.  He will not fail you nor will He ever forsake you.  He will meet your needs and fulfill His promises to you.  What joyous facts to know! Hallelujah!

Reasoning with God

Reasoning with God

It is sometimes a shock to believers to realize that God wants us to respectfully argue with or debate with Him over answering our prayers!  He calls it “reasoning together.”  This is to be more in the manner of talking something over with a dear friend.  Let’s look at the Bible verses.

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.  (Isa 1:18)

Put Me in remembrance; let us contend together; state your case, that you may be acquitted.  (Isa 43:26)

Take words with you, and return to the Lord.  Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously, for we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.”  (Hos 14:2, emphasis added)

The Lord wants us to come to Him when we are in need.  He is pleased when we talk to Him and hold up His own Word to Him to remind Him of His promises.  He loves our attention to His Word, and He loves our trust in Him and in His Word.

When we have a need for finances and we hold up His Word to Him concerning His promises to supply all of our needs (Phil 4:19), and remind Him that He said that hard-working people gain riches (Pro 10:4; 13:4), the Lord is happy with the manner of our approach to the throne of grace.  Glory to God!

The “words” that the Lord wants us to bring with us (Hos 14:2) to His throne are His own words.  He is giving us a spiritual key to effective prayer, so we should pay attention to it.

In the same way, when we have any need—regardless of the nature of the need—it is good to find Bible verses to stand upon in faith.  These are the words or promises of blessing that we would bring to the Lord in our prayer for our needs.

We must ask Him for what we need.  Here are Scripture references for you to check out on this topic:  John 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:23-24, 26; Eph 6:18; 1 Thes 5:17. 

We bring God’s Word to Him when we ask Him to answer our prayers because He tells us to do so.  We are being obedient, and He said that obedience is better than sacrifice.  (1 Sam 15:22)

When we go to Him and reason with Him, we are communicating.  This is something that all people do who are in relationship with each other.  As we reveal our hearts to God, we are offering ourselves freely to Him which is the best gift that we can ever give to Him!  Blessings upon you.