Psalm 56:3 – “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” NKJV
Isaiah 12:2 – “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the LORD is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.'” NKJV
We are repeatedly directed to TRUST in Scripture. Psalm 37:3 instructs us, “Trust in the Lord.” Isaiah 26:4 directs us to “Trust ye the Lord forever…” Then in 1 Peter 6:17 we read, “Trust…in the Living God…”
The immediate question for me is, “What is there in God that is specifically to be depended on or trusted so completely that we can roll our entire souls and eternal destiny upon?” Let me offer the following thoughts hoping they will encourage your hearts.
- We are to TRUST God’s Self-Existence, Independence, and Eternality.
He is! He was and is before all things. He is totally without dependence upon anything outside Himself. He is eternally existent. HE IS! We must learn to trust that reality.
- We Can Confide in and Lean upon His Dependability and Infallibility.
We read in John 14:6 that He is Truth. In Numbers 23:19 we are told that He is not a man that He should or could lie. Then in Romans 3:4 we find that God is truth and every man a liar in comparison. If God declares it, then it is truth and totally trustworthy being forever settled in heaven.
- We Can and Must Depend on God’s Omnipotence.
God is without limit in power and there is nothing He cannot do. Ephesians 3:20-21 tells us, “Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all the ages, world without end. Amen.” Not only is God able He is active and involved in our lives.
- We Can and Must Trust with Great Hope in His Expressed Love and Availability.
There can be no better passage to anchor that than John 3:16. God is not only love by nature, but He consistently and continually expresses that love to us and makes that love unceasingly available to us. So we are to COMMIT (galal) our way unto the Lord; Trust (batach) also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:5). We are to roll our way or lives and our cares upon Him, run to Him for refuge and He will bring it to pass. HE IS TRUSTWORTHY!
Trust forms a basis for Faith but is not faith in and of itself. Trust is a basis of reliance, faith, and hope. Faith is the assurance that God will do what He says and is who He says He is. Trust is an inner confidence that rests and waits contentedly for God’s time and action. In that sense, we need strength in Faith and Trust to move into that realm God has designed and desired for our lives. Trust is the confidence that God will do what is best because of Who He is even in the absence of a specific word from Him. Trust is a key ingredient for mature victory producing faith. God is not a man that He should lie and if He says it He will bring it to pass. Therefore TRUST HIM in all things and at all times!
May the Lord richly bless you as you embark on today’s journey in Him!