I am there now. I am urgently looking for a home for myself and the ministry. TRUST, in the God sense, is a product of real life and "down to the wire" faith in God. It can manifest in many ways in our lives. It is most easily seen on our faces usually heard in what we say in dire times.
The opposite of trust in faith matters is simply your way of thinking to God. What does God want you to do and think about it?. Living in your head and following your emotions without trusting God will get you in trouble. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
For example, a good friend reminded me today of something I already know and practice in everyday life. Although I am actively living victorious and hopeful through points 1 to 4, I told him that point 5 still needs work! I added a some things and want to share it with you. It is encouraging especially if you are a 'servant' in God's work and need to be encouraged through a difficult transition. It is about trust and reward.
WHAT A SPIRITUAL LEADER NEEDS TO REMEMBER IN TOUGH TIMES - Fern Chapman
1. God was not taken by surprise, and He already saw what would happen and sees what is ahead. Every little detail!
2. Your call is not to a house or a building or a piece of land or to a project, but to a people (family are people too). Who are the people God gave you to be responsible for. Understand "The Known Will of God" found in the Bible.
3. God purposes often emerge out of times of crises. Standing water gets stagnant. Birth pains must come before the baby can be born.
4. Stay focused on the reason you are there, and keep going forward. Be like Zerubbabel and don't stop building because of bad news. Trust what God told you to do and understand the tricks of the enemy to get you to stop.
5. Allow the people to help carry the burden of faith and prayer in moving forward. If you lead well and "faint not", eventually down the road, someone faithful will follow you, and then more will get their act together so many will see that there is indeed "a good work" to build and will join you in provision and "with a mind to work". Like Zerubbabel trusting God before the people. Read Nehemiah 6:3.
Look at the story of the homeless and impoverished grieving Ruth and her mother Orpah: "The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. Ruth 2:12"
I will share this in the Bible study tonight for my people, to encourage them.