Trusting God in the Storm:
Welcome to Session 4 of the Trusting God in the Storm devotional series with Mike Jordahl by The Navigators. This session points to God’s promises and how He never fails to fulfill them.
- Our promises can be broken, but God’s promises are never broken.
- God does not lie or change His mind like humans do.
- Our focus should not be on making promises but in trusting the Lord’s promises.
“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Numbers 23:19 NIV
Trusting God in Trouble
Rahab must have felt vulnerable. Because prostitutes live with bottom-rung social standing, she probably anticipated that the Israelites outside Jericho wouldn’t treat her well if they overran the city. She worried over the prospect of a siege and storming of Jericho.
Without the benefit of walking the desert with Moses and Joshua, Rahab trusted what she knew of God. She told the Israelite spies that “our hearts melted in fear” of the “God in heaven above and on the earth below” (Joshua 2:11).
By trusting in God when she was in trouble, Rahab saved her family. Later her son Boaz continued the line of David that led to Jesus. She also gained admission to the Hebrews 11 hall of fame for people of faith.
You want to trust God with your troubles but it’s not easy. Rahab may have felt the same way, wondering if the spies she trusted would remember to keep their promise. She may have feared that the Israelites’ God was as capricious with lives as her neighbors’ gods. Yet she chose to trust Him despite any of her misgivings. How can you communicate to the “God in heaven above and on the earth below” that you’re trusting Him with today?
Questions for Thought
- Think about a time when you had every intention of keeping your promise, but then couldn’t or didn’t. What were the circumstances?
- How can we be sure that God will keep the promises He’s made in Scripture?
- What are some of God’s promises that you can cling to in stormy times?