Trust and Obey

One night, in 1887, at a Dwight L. Moody evangelistic meeting in Brockton, Massachusetts, an unnamed young man was said to have testified of the goodness of God. Obviously not well studious nor an academia, for his speech reveals so much of him. But his concluding statement was quite profound: He said, “I am not quite sure, but I’m going to trust, and I’m going to obey”––meaning that he would just trust and obey God, in all circumstances.These last phrase made an impact on a member of the audience who copied and passed the exact words to John Sammis who developed it into the lyrics of the hymn “Trust and obey”. Only heaven can tell of how many souls that hymn has encouraged!Beloved, you may not be quite sure of what lies beyond the cloud or the darkest moment you are currently passing through, the secret is to trust and obey him! Be assured that not a doubt, fear, sigh or a tear can abide while we trust and obey for his smile from eternity will surely drive them away.The light of his word is more than sufficient a lamp to our feet and guide to our path (Ps.119:105)) and you can be rest assured that he knows the end from the beginning and his ultimate plan is to bring us to that glorious end.

Trust and obey because God will never allow us face what we cannot endure or pass through at any giving moment in time. “No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.” (1 Cor.10:13 MSG). God knows the weight we can individually bear and he is not going to place an overweight on any.

His expectation from us ever remain the same: what he says, do! Where he sends, go! Where to stay, by his side! What to say, his words! Trust, obey and remain happy in him!

Today and as ever, the secret is to Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Femi Olawale

Regional Pastor and Country Coordinator