“Trust God in the dark until the light returns.” Aiden Wilson Tozer. In other words, no matter what happens, maintain your confident trust in the one who made you a promise, because “The one who calls you is faithful and will do it.” Read 1 Thessalonians 5:24. God’s word can be banked and withdrawn at any time.
We live in a society where people are quite frankly sceptical [not easily convinced, having doubts or reservations] about trusting anyone. And whilst there might be good reasons why people think or act in this way, we need to understand that there is someone who can be fully trusted without reservation. Oh, well, you might say, is there really anyone out there who can be fully trusted? I am glad you asked, and my response is simply YES, there is someone you can totally trust with your life. The lyrics of a particular hymn comes to mind, “…Trust and obey, for there is no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”
The basis for our theme is taken from this Bible verse, “Trust in the Lord completely and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on Him to guide you, and He will lead you in every decision you make.” Read Psalm 3:5 (TPT). This text does not leave us in any doubt when it says, “Trust in the Lord completely.” It means what it says.
Trust is a critical component in developing our relationship with God. Sometimes we hear things like “you have to earn people’s trust,” and I am not knocking the statement, however, let me lay it on the line in plain text, “God does not have to earn our trust.” When you take a look at Christ on the cross or in the grave, you will have this great sense of appreciation for someone who died for you whilst you were still in sin. Beloved, this act of sacrifice can only cement your conviction to trust this person – Christ.
So what then is the definition of trust? Merriam-Webster 1828, defines it as thus, “A firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something.” Trust is the credibility, assurance, confidence, surety placed on someone. The Scripture says it like this, “God is faithful [He is reliable, trustworthy and ever true to His promise—He can be depended on], and through Him, you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” Read 1 Corinthians 1:9 (AMP).
God is always and forever for you, therefore, you can confidently put your trust in Him.
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God does not need to earn my trust; He deserves my trust because He has done so many great things.