The definition of trust is; a firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. Trust is a confidence, belief, faith, certainty sureness and freedom from doubt.
Looking at that definition makes you wonder if there is anything or anyone you can completely trust? Is there anyone who is completely without a shadow of doubt completely reliable? People are people, and things happen to prevent or limit our ability to always be available at all times, in all things. Anyone in a relationship, who is a parent or has any responsibility will know that stuff happens and we can all let others and ourselves down.
However God frequently says, “Trust me” and actually promises He will not to let us down. We may not understand all the time what He is doing but He does promise He will be 100% reliable and our ever-present help in time of need. He is the one who actually has the power to be completely trustworthy. He doesn’t say anything He can’t or won’t do. If He said it, He will do it!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
That sort of trust in God does not mean an indifferent, “Oh, I guess it might come out all right.” That is not trusting. Instead trust is a real and definite attitude and confidence that Gods faithfulness will see us through as we acknowledge our need and God’s ability to meet it.
Trust does not mean ignoring the facts but looks and sees the dangers, the need, the challenges and assesses them. Then upon seeing all this, trust looks beyond and sees God, whose name is also “El-Shaddai” – the all-sufficient one who has everything we need. Trust sees that God is greater than the challenges, dangers and difficulties and trust enables us to face them.
Trust makes us strong as we cease to operate alone and we draw on God’s strength.
In trust there is peace; the peace of God which goes beyond understanding. There is calmness as we are no longer overwrought with fear and worry as trust brings confidence, calmness, peace and we gain assurance because God loves us so much.
Three Hebrew young men; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego trusted God and the fiery furnace could not even singe their garments. (Daniel 3:16) Daniel trusted God, and the hungry lions could not touch him. (Daniel 6). Abram who God renamed Abraham trusted when God asked him to leave his relatives, his country and his home to go into a land he did not know. He trusted that God would bring him to a new land and that He would protect, bless and be faithful to His promises. God spoke and Abraham trusted that what God said, He was well able to do. (Genesis 15)
God still asks us to trust and rely on Him to do what He has promised. He wants us to trust Him to lead and guide us every day. Not because He wants to control us but because He knows the way and the best route to get there. He knows what is going to prepare and grow us to be all that He has made us to be and so He asks that we don’t just lean on our own often limited understanding of the situation but trust in His unlimited knowledge of the past, present and future.
Today be encouraged to rely on God. Trust Him for He is able to get you to where you need to go. He knows the way and He will willingly show you if you choose to trust and listen to Him.
Trust Him to speak. Trust Him to protect you. Trust Him to heal and deliver you. Trust him to help you fulfil the dreams in your heart (Ephesians 3:20). Trust Him because there is no shadow or changing in Him for He is not a man that He should lie or promise things that He then cannot deliver. (Numbers 23:19)
Today trust God and have confidence and rest assured in the firm reliability and ability of who He is and His great love for you! Even when you don’t understand and things dont make sense know He has a way through and knows the end from the beginning and everything in between. He is good and so if it’s not good yet He hasn’t finished His work yet.
For, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17)
“In God, whose word I praise in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?“ (Psalm 56:4)
“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture”. (Psalm 37:3)
Prayer: Lord thank you that I can trust in you. Forgive me when I rely on myself instead of choosing place my confidence in you. Please help me when I forget just who you are and how much you love me. I choose to trust you today. In Jesus Name Amen.