What Exactly Does It Mean "To Trust?"

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In the English language we have but one word for trust,

which is „trust“ and it leaves a lot to be desired. We can’t

really put our finger on it to describe it. But, in the Hebrew

language there are many versions to this one word TRUST.

We tend to miss out on the deeper meaning of what trust

means to God when we ourselves can’t even describe it.

I recently had done a three part teaching on TRUST. This

study has certainly made this word into something I can

trust in, it is a tangible object!

In the Hebrew language there are several different

meanings to trust, I covered three of them, Batah, Hasah

and Aman. All three took on their own reality of the trust we

are to have in God. The one I want to talk more about today

is the Hasah trust. These three meanings are tangible in

that we can get a clear visual picture of what they actually

mean, something our English language is lacking.

In the New Testament the word for trust here is to believe or

have faith. It’s not just a religious term, it’s an action based

upon believing in something to be true and trustworthy.

Since I can actually picture in my mind the kind of trust I have

in our Lord, it makes it seem easier to attain without

doubting or just wishing it will happen. Perhaps you’re not

sure how to trust in God for your deliverance out of trials and

tribulations. I pray this helps.

Recently I have been dealing with some major attacks on

my marriage through the enemy who is not liking very much

where my walk is leading me. He knows though that my

husband does not have the same kind of faith and trust as I

do. So, in my husband’s weakened condition, he leaves a

welcome sign for Satan to come right in and do what he

does best, destroy things that God has anointed for His own

use. My husband has been going through a very difficult

time with depression due to physical pain, alcohol, lack of

self esteem and anger. It’s a vicious cycle that he can’t

seem to take control of. As a result this venomous mixture

spills out into my life and I am constantly finding myself

praying for strength to defeat it. This can wear a body out if

you let it. But, thank God, He gives us the kind of Trust we

need to have in Him. I want to share this with some of you

who may be going through similar battles.

The Word Picture for Hasah, is this, little chicks running

under their mother’s wing for protection. God says He is our

refuge in times of trouble. When we know we can run under

His wings of protection, He will keep us from harm. This in

itself is a comforting picture. Hasah is also like putting out

an urgent 911 call. Once that call is made, we can rest

assured that help is on the way. Our heavenly Father hears

our urgent calls and is going to put matters into action right

now, if we know we can trust, HASAH in Him.

„In the Lord I put my (Hasah) trust; how say Ye to my soul,

Flee as bird to Your mountain?“ Ps. 11:1

This psalm is David rejoicing that the Lord is in His Holy

Temple. The Lord will test the righteous and hates the

wicked. Here God is telling David to run to Him just like a

baby chick under it’s mother’s wings.

I went to my Father in prayer with an urgent call for His

answer the other day. I laid my petitions before Him and

said, „Lord, if you want me to teach on your word, then You

have to show me that what I’m teaching really is true. If I call

out to You with the HASAH kind of trust and faith, then You

need to show me that You will answer this 911 call right

now!“ God says to prove Him on His word and that’s what I

did.

My husband has been going rapidly into a deeper

depression due to a job that wasn’t paying enough to keep

ahead. This was destroying his self esteem as a man who

is suppose to support the household. He was feeling more

and more like a failure. This in turn was driving him to drink

and spend money that we didn’t have to begin with. Satan

can really be destructive when you don’t know how to

combat him.

In my fervent prayer, I asked God to deliver a miracle now,

my husband needed news of a better job and quickly. Up

until now, we had expectant hope that something better

would come along, but now we ran out of time. My husband

was about to self destruct! This was urgent!

I walked through the door around 2:00 the other day from

getting a few groceries when the phone rang. I expected it to

be the usual bill collector, but the voice on the other end was

friendly and I knew there was something comforting about

this call. She asked for my husband and I quickly responded

that he was not home, but I could take a message. She

announced that the company my husband got laid off from

last fall was in need of one operator for their heavy

equipment. She said she had a few more people to call and

whoever called back first would get the job. I immediately

claimed it for my husband. As soon as I saw him, I gave him

the number to call and told him about the circumstances

behind it. He immediately called back and was told he

was hired again making a decent wage and will get his

insurance benefits back as before. Now, this was not just a

coincidence. This was God! This was the news we were so

desperately waiting for!

And when I told him what time this call came, he replied in

amazement. He proceded to tell me that at that precise time

he was leaving from his current job in a very bad mood

when all of a sudden he felt a weight of heaviness bare

down on him and that little voice that speaks from within, the

Holy Spirit say to him, „Change you attitude…NOW!“ My

husband is not one to really admit that he’s ever heard from

God, but he knew this was a message to pay attention to.

He immediately felt happy and didn’t even let the traffic

bother him. It became apparent to him that God was

demanding something of him in order to bless him.

David was one such person who learned the Hasah kind of

trust in God when he was running for his life from his

enemies. This kind of trust that he could put his finger on

refreshed his soul and he sang praise and thanks to God

for being his promised refuge in times of trouble.

„The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants; and none of

them that trust (Hasah) Him shall be desolate.“ Ps. 34:22

It’s so important that we too learn to praise God in all

situations, not just when we „feel“ like it. We must believe

that He delivers us from ALL fears. He will lighten our load,

because Christ said to take His yoke because it is light and

not burdensome.

If you are in trouble today, and feel you have nowhere to run,

learn to run to Him, lean on Him and take shelter under His

loving wings. He wants us to do this, He’s a loving Father.

He promises to deliver those who trust in Him and run to

Him. He will not let anyone be condemned if they just trust in

Him and take rest for His faithful answer to come, which will

always be on time! God is always on time, no matter how

long it takes. Just trust that Father knows best!

By praising God in ALL situations is to keep the connection

open and guarantees a heavenly response to all emergency

calls. He is the Rock of Refuge, the Rock of Ages and our

High Tower. You can’t run to a Rock that isn’t there. I pray

that God is your Rock today and always.

To survive the storms of life, be anchored to the Rock of

Ages.

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