Trust and Obey
VERSE: Genesis 7:5: “And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.”
Wow, this verse declares the obedience of Noah. He did everything according to what God had instructed him to do. He did not build the ark according to his plans or add his thoughts or ideas. He followed exactly everything God told him. I can only imagine how difficult it would have been to keep building an ark because God said it would rain and flood the earth and you had never seen rain fall from the sky.
I can’t even imagine how much work it must have been and how much ridicule Noah must have endured from the community as he continued to build the ark. I also can’t imagine how many times Noah wanted to give up but instead, he persevered. Noah was fixated on God and trusted Him fully. He was willing to face opposition, ridicule, pain, and judgement from others to follow God’s commands. Now, I don’t pretend to know what you are going through, but I do know that the same God that saw Noah through is the same God that will show you through. I do know that if you trust Him and obey Him, just like Noah, you will be safely kept by Him. Trust Him today. Remember, You are loved. Jesus loves you.
Prayer: Increase my faith, Lord. Help me to follow You and to trust You in all situations. Flood my mind with memories of Your faithfulness, Your provision, Your grace, and Your glory. Keep me safe and secure. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.