It is not surprising to me that we sometimes find it difficult to trust God because many times we have experienced disappointments when it comes to people keeping their word. However as children, trust was not really an issue. For most of us we grew up in loving homes where our parents always provided for us. We never worried if food would be on the table and we took comfort knowing that we always had a warm bed waiting for us at the end of the day. But as we grew older we found that people in general are not always reliable. We’ve learned that promises were not always kept and although people have good intentions, we’ve also found that people do not always do what they say. So as Christians I think many of us find it somewhat difficult to REALLY “Trust” that God will do what He says He will do.
As adults it is actually wisdom to not trust or rely on others. But when it comes to God, we are encouraged throughout the Bible to “Trust” in our heavenly Father. “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put our trust in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put our trust in princes” Psalm 118:8,9 Another scripture that applies here is found in Proverbs 29:25 “Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but TRUSTING the Lord means safety”
Before we can come to this amazing place of “Trust” we must establish the truth and understanding that unlike people, God cannot lie, in fact the scriptures say that it is impossible for Him to lie, “…This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God–who does not lie–promised them before the world began.” Titus 1:2 “…in which it was impossible for God to lie” Hebrews 6:18
To keep ourselves from living a life filled with fear, worry and doubt we must learn and accept God’s word as truth. We must learn to get over our trust issues and take a “leap of faith” by “Trusting” in the ONE who is always faithful and is always there for us. Jesus said, “I will never leave you or forsake you” God promises all throughout his word that He will deliver us, protect us and keep us from evil. When it comes to our daily needs, in fact Jesus says in Mathew 6:8 that “The Father KNOWS the things that you have need of…” Philippians 4:19 says, “My God shall provide ALL your need according to His riches in Glory in Christ Jesus”
Friends, I encourage you to take hold of these truths and take comfort in the fact that God loves you! He cares about our every need and promises to provide everything we need in life. Just like we trusted in our parents to take care of us while we were children, we must become like a child again as Jesus taught and learn to “Trust” in Him and in our heavenly Father who is always with us and promises to provide for us and never leave us.