Do You REALLY Trust the Lord?

Have you noticed I’ve been quiet the last couple of weeks? No blog posts? Minimal Facebook posts? Has anyone missed me???? 

Want to know why? It’s because of the title of this post…and how this question really rocked my world.


Here is the revelation revealed to me through this question and how it can help you increase your trust in the Lord. 

The Setting

On June 18, I posted on my then upcoming trip to the Hub Nation 2018 conference in Bend, Oregon.  Calling this an amazing event is an extreme understatement. 

During my stay, I met many of my current friends and many other movers and shakers in the global 7 mountains movement including Andy MasonOs Hillman, Hany Soryal, Doug Spada, James & Anna Kramer, Bobby & Becky Haaby as well as enjoying & learning from Lance Wallnau’s many anointed messages. 

One of my most profound meetings was with Michelle Seidler, an Orlando-based kingdom impacter and prophetic counselor. Michelle graciously agreed to meet me for coffee so I could glean from her many years of experience training up marketplace prophetic intercessors.

Little did I know that her anointment would radically challenge me.

After sharing our mutual Kingdom journeys, Michelle asked me a question that totally rocked my world when she said: “I hear the Lord asking you, ‘Jim, do you trust me?’” 

I went silent. 

My first reaction was of the flesh – how dare anyone ask me such a thing! Then I realized something inside me quivering—— this was a question I really needed to explore.

Deep Dive

Needless to say, this question was a catalyst for a deep dive into a time of focused communion with Jesus. It was indeed a question I needed to fully comprehend in my soul and spirit.

This is why I went silent for three weeks. 

But here is what I learned and I pray it helps you, too.

Lessons Learned on Trust

As my spiritual mentor and great friend, Leray Heyne, has taught me, real communion with the Lord is the birthplace of revelation. 

My “Do you trust me?” revelation was simply an acrostic for the word “TRUST.” The Lord taught me that trust is:

  • Truth
  • Revealed
  • Under
  • Severe
  • Trials

Real trust can only be developed from walking together during hard times, knowing you can lean on another even when the going gets really tough.

As an entrepreneur and apostolic leader, it is my fleshly nature to see an opportunity or problem and take it as my own, to simply leverage it or fix it based upon all my strengths, abilities and wisdom.

But this question forced me to dig deep for the truth He was about to reveal to me regarding my trust level during these current severe trials.

And as you can conclude, He did speak — very clearly — even though it took me far more than one rug time session.

From Revelation to Activation

Here is what the Lord prompted me to do and I encourage you to do the same. Ask yourself:

  1. Do you REALLY trust God? Right now? In ALL your circumstances?
  2. If not, in which circumstances do you struggle, that is, you keep trying to solve it in your own power? 
  3. On a notepad, write down one area per page – do not worry about how many pages you need. (I needed several, ok?)
  4. Take one at a time and dive deep. Pray. Read scripture. Pray in the Spirit – let Holy Spirit speak out what needs to manifest even though we do not yet know.
  5. In due time (took me about 2.5 weeks), the Lord will clearly — and I mean clearly— speak to you.
  6. On a fresh piece of notepad paper, write “Priorities” at the top and rank-order what the Lord told you to do about your areas. It was amazing how fast, smooth and complete my list became in only 5 minutes.

I now have 5 priorities – some are BIG projects – but I know that I know that I know I am to execute these, for each one was given to me by the Lord in whom now I fully trust to do His work through them all!

Time to Share

I realized this post is a little longer than most, but for any of you still with reading, THIS ONE WAS FOR YOU!

Please comment below on if you integrate this “trust” communion with the Lord and share your revelations. Remember, this blog is NOT about me – it’s about us working together as a global Kingdom community freely sharing His insights and revelations so all of us can reach our unique destinies. 

Thank you for being a part of my sharing tribe!

About Dr. Jim

Dr. Jim Harris serves executive teams who desire a breakthrough in strategy, innovation and teamwork. He has delivered hundreds of keynotes and business presentations around the world and is the author of numerous award-winning business books including Our Unfair Advantage: Unleash the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Business, The Impacter: A Parable on Transformational Leadership and Finding and Keeping Great Employees.


  • Sometimes the more simple the question, the more provoking it is. Looking forward to the next Blogs!

  • Frank Lee says:

    My degree of trust in Him is always revealed during trials. Such a great reminder to really ask some tough questions NOW.

  • Trust a five letter word with many layers. #supernatural

    • Dr. Jim says:

      It sure is Theressa – it sure is. And is SO MUCH BETTER than the four-letter words that years ago would came out of my mouth during severe trials!!!!

  • DR JIM!!!!!
    This literally has brought tears to my eyes.
    I noticed that you were quiet but I figured summer vacation. I am in a season where my trust is being tested. I admit that I too have had situations that if I felt things weren’t moving fast enough, I tried to fix it in my own way. My faith and reality are in a HUGE battle right now. A BIG ONE and I, unfortunately, have wavered between both sides. I will be taking your words and going before the Lord in repentance and communion. Thank you for your openness. Sometimes we just don’t know what others are dealing with too.

    • Dr. Jim says:

      Wow Tiffany. So humbled and pleased this spoke to you, too. Revelation is released within abiding – deep, focused, unhurried communion. Keep us posted on your journey. Standing in faith with you.

  • shane fickling says:

    Thank you for sharing and going beyond !
    Looking forward together !!!
    Shane, Debby and Jireh.

    • Dr. Jim says:

      So appreciate you Pastor, and your nightly warrior woman wife, Debby. Blessing fall upon you.

  • Wow, as always Dr. Jim, I feel so blessed reading your blog. I’m realizing God has really been saying the same thing to me all along. As I grow and mature his revelations take on new meanings. I understand more fully. I have examined if I am truly walking with and trusting God. But when I examine if I’m trusting him now in this new season and anointing I realize taking some ti.e to do a deep dive with God is in order. Thank you for sharing your journey. Please know your effort truly impacts many!

    • Dr. Jim says:

      Shawndra, can I call you every day for some instant MOTIVATION???? Thank you so very much for your reply. May your deep dive be in beautiful, refreshingly cool waters of God’s presence, love, power and joy in you.

  • I definitely have some trust issues and one area I have difficulty with trust is with finances. I get scared and sometimes think “but what if God doesn’t provide this time?” Over the past few weeks, I keep hearing Him say to trust him and I keep getting messages about trusting the Lord. So I’m trying to do that. It’s still not easy but I’m trying.

    • Dr. Jim says:

      SOOOO glad, Vanessa, that you now realize all those doubting voices are from the enemy who only wants to kill, steal and destroy your faith. Remember —- “Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalm 35:27

      God SMILES on your prosperity – only the enemy and his agents of deceit attempt to sway you differently.

  • Donna Thomas says:

    I have blithely said for years, “His timing is always perfect!” Not until recently, have I understood the power of those words-and the strength it takes one, to truly believe them. The question of trust, though. That’s another phrase we think we mean, until life hands us something seriously unexpected. How often have we told ourselves that He’s good? What then, do we do with the death? The loss? The disappointment? The diagnosis? The fear? The uncertainty? The pain? The future that no longer seems clear? So many areas where the enemy tries to slip in and distort our thoughts. A mentor reminds me, “Deception is called deception for a reason.” The father of lies would love nothing better than to have us question His GOODNESS, and how we are called to share that with the world! Your article? His perfect timing. I have asked myself that very question, many times this past year. Our time here, is not unlimited. We have breath today, for a reason. It’s time to dive deep. Thank you. #findingbalance #winningtheMSmindgame

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