“WHO CAN WE TRUST?”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him and He will direct your paths” – Proverbs 3:5, 6
Trust seems to be in short supply these days! We don’t know who we can believe or trust. Our nation’s motto “In God We Trust” is put to the test every day. I have good news for you! There is One and only One in whom we can truly trust!
We can trust God for wisdom, guidance, direction, salvation and Heaven. It should be a great source of encouragement in knowing God loves us, cares for us, comforts us and will see us through every situation we face in life.
Trusting God gives us:
Calmness (Matthew 8:26)
During times of great stress, Jesus often found a quiet place to talk to God. We can do the same. During one of our nation’s darkest hours, President Abraham Lincoln said he got on his knees before God with the overwhelming conviction there was no other place to go. When we quiet ourselves before God, peace is the result. A peaceful mind produces calm.
Courage (John 16:33)
Jesus was the most courageous person who ever lived. Jesus walked a path that led to a cross upon which He died for our sins. Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts...” When we place our trust in God, we gain courage to continue.
Confidence (Proverbs 3:26)
Jesus faced life with the confidence of knowing He was following God’s plan for His life. We can have that same confidence. Trust in God gives us the confidence in God and in ourselves.
I like the way Eugene H. Peterson paraphrases the above verse:
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
Don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track” – The Message
Dear Lord, our trust is You. Amen.