God smiles when we trust

By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told. . . . As a result, Noah became intimate with God. Hebrews 11:7 (MSG)

Imagine this scene:

One day God comes to Noah and says, “I’m disappointed in human beings. In the entire world, no one but you thinks about me. But Noah, when I look at you, I start smiling. I’m pleased with your life, so I’m going to flood the world and start over with you and your family. I want you to build a giant ship that will save you and the animals.”

There were three problems that could have caused Noah to doubt:

Image and video hosting by TinyPicFirst, Noah had never seen rain because prior to the flood God irrigated the earth from the ground up (Genesis 2:5-6).
Image and video hosting by TinyPicSecond, Noah lived hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean. Even if he could learn to build a ship, how would he get it to water?
Image and video hosting by TinyPicThird, there was the problem of rounding up all the animals and then caring for them.

But Noah didn’t complain or make excuses. He trusted God completely, and that made God smile. Photobucket

Trusting God completely means having faith that God knows what is best for your life. You expect him to keep his promises, help you with problems, and do the impossible when necessary.
The Bible says, “He takes pleasure in those who honor him, in those who trust in his constant love” (Psalm 147:11 TEV).
It took Noah 120 years to build the ark. I imagine he faced many discouraging days. With no sign of rain year after year, he was probably criticized as a “crazy man who thinks God speaks to him.” I imagine Noah’s children were often embarrassed by the giant ship being built in their front yard.
Yet Noah kept on trusting God.
In what areas of your life do you need to trust God completely?

Trusting is an act of worship.
Just as parents are pleased when children trust them, your faith makes God happy.

The Bible says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6 NIV).Photobucket

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6 thoughts on “God smiles when we trust

  1. Hi, Yhen

    This is the second time I’ve stumbled across your blog and been delighted. I really enjoyed “Beauty Tips”, as well. So now I’ve subscribed and look forward to reading your work regularly.🙂

    God Bless,

    Cindy

  2. hi cindy,

    thanks for the visit. i also love your site.

    godbless you always

  3. cornishevangelist

    Prophecy 16th July 08

    This prophecy came to me this morning from the Lord.
    The Lord said, “ Today a great heavenly host of angels has been released unto the earth. To the elect the chosen ones, ( that is the Christians), they will bring blessings of healings, joy, peace and prosperity, of unimaginable amounts.
    But this heavenly host of angels shall also bring evil, destruction and fear upon the rest of the inhabitants of the earth, says the Lord of hosts.

    EVANGELIST BILLY BOLITHO

    http://www.evangelistbillybolitho.blogspot.com

  4. @cornishevangelist, tnx for the sharing. the Lord bless you!

  5. tnx for dropping pankaj gupta.🙂

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