‘Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek You.’ Psalm 9:10
It is very, very easy for Christians to say that we trust God. When we are going through something, and we ask someone to pray for us, they are inevitably going to say, ‘Just trust God’. We know it ahead of time. It is almost a canned comment. We have come to expect it. And, we have learned to say it ourselves.
That being said, does that mean we shouldn’t trust God? I mean, just because it’s a common sentence in the Christian life? Is it silly to simply say we trust Him? And when we do say it, either to others or to ourselves, do we mean it…really?
Shame on us if we don’t! If we have learned anything about God, about His ways, about His thoughts towards us, it is that we can always trust Him. And He wants us to. He expects us to. How can we say we know Him if we fail to believe we can trust Him?
God has been God through the ages. He has always been the same, He is the same, and He will be the same, forever and a day, and then some. Well, for eternity, ok? Let’s be honest here…He is the Great I Am. There is none other. He is the One and Only. He is Christ. He is the Holy Spirit. He is Jehovah God. He is the One True God. He will never leave us or forsake us. We are grafted into His kingdom. He is the Vine…we are the branches.
So stop what you are doing, and think about it. Read about it. Talk about it. And speak with Him about it. Because if we do not truly trust Him in all things, then we are not realizing a surrendered walk with Him. We do not fully put our hand into His. We are allowing ourselves to be cheated of the blessing of believing He is in total control of all things, and that He wants what is best for us, and for His purposes. We must reach out and embrace all He has for us, but to truly enjoy all He has for us, we must grant Him that one belief that is at the center of Who He is, and who we are….the belief of trust.
This does not mean we won’t have doubts once in a while, or that we will not have fear, or anxiety. But the Bible tells us that we don’t have to suffer with these things. Read any Psalm, and you will see the trust, even in fear, that the psalmist has in God. If the psalmist was willing to share his experiences with us, then we, in turn should tell others to what…just trust in God.
Why? Because we can trust Him.