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Trust In God.

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Samuel Smith
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TRUST IN GOD

Trust is defined as to "Have confidence or faith in" (Wordweb). Many are those who desire and crave for change after going through the health principles we have just gone through. However, these people realize that it is difficult for them to find the power to change. They realize that they do not possess the inner strength to overcome the negative habits that they have practiced over the years. These experiences tell us that despite what the various self-help books will want us to believe, the fact is that the power to overcome any negative behaviour does not reside in us but in God. It is trust in the divine power of God that will enable us to overcome all our weaknesses.

From Jeremiah 32:27, we read the following words of our Creator: "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?" Beloved, what are you struggling to overcome? Just bring it to the Lord in prayer. Begin your prayer by thanking God for showing you grace despite your negative lifestyle choices, and revealing these secrets of health unto you. Next, you must acknowledge your sin for destroying the body temple with negative behaviour, and ask Him to forgive you. Then ask Him to provide you with the strength to overcome the habit you want to quit. Ask Him to give you the strength to implement the positive things you have learned so far in this study. Now, believe that the Lord has heard you, and given you the power and strength to overcome.

Make no provision to fail by hanging out with friends or situations that will lead you back into the old negative practices. Persevere in your resolve to live right for the Lord. You can be victorious by trusting in the mighty power of God. When the apostle Paul came to completely trust in the Lord, he could make the following statement: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). Let this text be your slogan even as you apply these tried and tested principles of NEWSTART for optimum health.

Even as I bring this series to an end, I want to encourage you that it does not matter how far you have destroyed the body temple as a result of negative choices. You can always have a NEWSTART in Jesus. For the Scripture says: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17).

REFERENCE: Seventh-day Adventists PowerPoint Slides on NEWSTART

Compiled by Samuel Nyarko