There are precedents in Scripture showing you and me that God can and should be trusted. God never equivocates, and since that is the truth, why then do we vacillate? Watch this, when we fail to trust God, it inevitably means we are suppressing the truth and Romans 1:18-25 (MSG) gives us an indication. In other words, holding a false view of God which is not consistent with His nature or character.
Now then, I ask, how does one trust God? I believe the first thing we need to be clear about is this, “And without faith living within us, it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that He is real and that He rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength into seeking Him.” Read Hebrews 11:6 (TPT). The Bible also says, in the book of Jude “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Read Jude 1:3 (KJV).
Second, another supporting text, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with Me. To know Me is to know My Father too.” Read John 14:6 (TPT). “I am” – Jesus. In other words, you must be born again. And how can you trust someone you do not know? Not possible right? So you are left with only one choice and that is to know Him – Christ.
Third, knowing and understanding Scripture is critically important. And I say this because God speaks to you and me primarily through His written word – Bible. The Biblical text to look at is “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s Kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from Him.” Read Matthew 6:33 (TPT). Can you see this? God’s Word is above all! Listen to this text, “The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one.” Read John 1:1-2 (MSG). The word being Christ, and we are told, “Christ became our wisdom from God and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” Read 1 Corinthians 1:30 (AMP).
Oh, how does this relate to trust in the Lord completely? Well, to trust in the Lord completely, we must first know who He is. We must be God-seekers, and ultimately, He reveals Himself through His Word. The Bible calls it “The Prophetic Word.” Read 2 Peter 1:19 (TPT).
My Father in heaven, thank You. I am grateful and appreciative for Your grace, mercy and love. Thank You, I have the word of God as a “lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.”
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