It’s All About Trust
Psalm 62:5-8 (NLT)
Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken.
My victory and honor come from God alone.
He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
O my people, trust in him at all times.
Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.
Why is it that we come into the Christian life in an act of trust and then go about the remainder of the journey as if it all depends on us? The entirety of the Christian’s walk with God is meant to be characterized by trust. That’s the foundational characteristic of the relationship into which we entered at the beginning, so why should the rest of it be any different? Every day we face countless opportunities to trust our Savior.
The basis of that trust is the nature and character of God. It has nothing to do with our strengths or abilities and everything to do with his. Ultimately our challenge to trust is no different than the many heroes of the faith in the pages of Scripture. Every one of them was faced with the same challenge of trust; would they trust God and his ability to sovereignly intervene on their behalf, would they take him at his word?
It makes me wonder; how does our God seem to those around us who know we are believers. Do we give off the sense that our God can be trusted or does it appear we don’t really think he’s trustworthy? And what about the way we relate with our brothers and sisters in the church? Do our ministries and church business meetings reflect a God who can be trusted or is there manipulation and coercive politicking? If we are to reflect the image of a trustworthy God those would seem out of place. It’s something to think about as you go about life today.
Hebrews 10:23 (NLT)
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.