Trusting God to be True to His Word

Trusting God to be True to His Word


I personally wanted to invite you to check out our new Simply Trusting God Through the Christmas Story devotional. This new devotional journeys through each of the characters in the Christmas story, focusing on ways that each person had to trust in the Lord to do their part. 

The Simply Trusting God Through the Christmas Story devotional has a very simple format. There are a couple of verses, a short devotional, and some questions to get you thinking about trusting God with your own life. 

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The following is an excerpt from the Simply Trusting God Through the Christmas Story devotional:

Day One


Trusting God to be True to His Word

Read Luke 1:13-20

Can you imagine holding onto a prayer request for years? This prayer stays on your heart for day after day, month after month, year after year. No matter what, you just can’t let go of this request. Maybe it’s a prayer for healing. Maybe it’s a prayer for a child. Maybe it’s a prayer for a loved one to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Time after time, you approach the throne of God with this desperate prayer.

One day, God answers this prayer. He sends His messenger to bring you the good news. Would you take Him at His Word or would you find yourself distrusting the message? Maybe the good news just simply is too good to be true?

In Luke 1, we learn that Zechariah and his wife were “advanced in years” and couldn’t have any children of their own because Elizabeth was barren. Presumably, this prayer, that God would give them a child, had been on their hearts all of those years. God waited until just the right time to bless them with a child, for their child would one day prepare the hearts of God’s people for Jesus’ ministry.

But Zechariah had trouble believing this amazing message. He asked for a sign proving that what was spoken would truly happen. As a result, Gabriel caused Zechariah to become mute until everything Gabriel had said had taken place. What an opportunity to watch God at work!

God proved Himself trustworthy with Zechariah’s prayer. He answered Zechariah’s prayer for a child at just the right time, even if that time wasn’t when Zechariah had in mind. Zechariah’s story reveals that our prayers don’t fall on deaf ears. God had listened to his prayers and in His perfect time, He answered them. 


  • What request do you continually bring before the Lord?
  • Do you trust God and His timing?

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