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
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
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
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