Can you Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart?

It’s easy to have faith in God’s promises when things are going your way. But when everything seems to fall apart, can you trust in the Lord with all your heart? 

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Couple George and Merlyn Rivera recalled that at first, they did not trust God. In fact, it was a distant idea when they kick-started their business. 

“God was not in the picture at all. I didn’t think that He had to be there for me to be successful,” shared Georgeas he remembers the time when he was a known Filipino millionaire in the United States. 

He started out as an employee until he secured a broker’s license – eventually making it big in the real estate scene. George and his wife, Merlyn, bought a preschool and ventured into making an earthquake kit for kids which they called Educase. These business endeavors paved their road to being millionaires.  

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Believing that he achieved all of it because of his intelligence and own skills, George became proud and left no room for God in his heart. Until one day, their business collapsed. 

“One morning I woke up and there were no more cars. They were repossessed. We got notices on the house so we had to start all over again,” Merlyn lamented. All that’s left with the family is a small plastic box containing their product, Educase. 

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The couple did not expect that losing their material possessions could open a way for God in their lives. Merlyn learned to trust, not their own abilities, but God. 

“For a long time, we were so miserable, but I decided to go to church one day. As soon as the pastor opened the Bible and read, I knew right there and then what’s lacking in my life. It was a relationship with Jesus,” Merlyn shared. George was hesitant but eventually surrendered his life to God when the Word struck his heart. 

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They bounced back – this time, with God. 

God became their ultimate inspiration in reviving not just their lives, but also their business. George and Merlyn’s improved Educase became a hit, enabling theto build their own first aid kit factorywhich now gives jobs to those who are in need. 

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Realizing their calling of spreading Jesus’ love by helping the poor, the couple eventually started a ministry called “Mission Himpossible to support churches and missionaries in the Philippines, Mexico, South America, India, and USA. 

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God showed us that He is the One who is always in control, and that’s when we learned to really live and experience His goodness and faithfulness,” George ended. 

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 How about you, can you trust God will all your heart?

George and Merlyn do not put their trust in wealth nor in themselves anymore, but in Jesus alone. Putting your faith in Him is acknowledging that He will help you flourish. Believe that you can rely in Him always in all ways. As said in Proverbs 3:5-6“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” 

Are you ready to surrender and trust God with your life? Let us pray for you! Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8737-0700 and begin your walk with Him today. 


  • catherine paca

    God is awsome all things are Possible
    Lordi fully trust in you!!

    • Yes and amen! We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us, Catherine. Whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe. May you always be hungry for more of Jesus in your life. God bless you always!

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