Trust: It’s Not Easy

December 31, 2012 — 2 Comments

“Trust me”. It has to be one of the scariest things that someone can ever say to you. It goes without saying that we cannot trust someone that we do not know. It goes against everything inside us. What we need to figure out is that here is the secret to learning to trust God. We have to get to know Him. When someone says to us, “Trust me,” we have one of two natural reactions. We either say, “Ok, I’ll trust you,” or we say, “Why should I?” In when we are talking about God, trusting Him naturally follows when we understand why we should trust Him.

Unlike men, God never lies and never fails to come through on His promises He makes to His children. Unlike men, God has the power to bring to plan, pass, and know the purposes of why we are in the situation we are in. God’s plans are perfect, holy, and righteous and if we are constantly seeking Him in prayer and reading through Scripture, we will see that He is worthy of our trust and our trust is best held in Him. The more and more we look back in our lives and see how faithful He has been, and has proven Himself to be trustworthy in our lives and the lives of others, our trust will grow in Him day by day.

To know God is to trust God.

Numbers 23:19- God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Isaiah 14:24- The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand,

Romans 8:28- And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose

Ephesians 2:8-10- For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Psalm 100:5- For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Ask yourself:

  • Am I really trusting God with my life?
  • What is holding me back from allowing me to 100% trust in Him?

Pray for:

  • Trust in God. That His plans are better than your plans.
  • The determination to know Him more because to know Him is to trust Him.
  • That you trust Him with your life.
  • Whatever is holding you back from fully trusting God, to be revealed and dealt with.

 

 

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2 responses to Trust: It’s Not Easy

  1. 

    While I get what you are trying to say in the section “To Know God Is To Trust Him” I have a theological issue with that statement. We will never fully know God and even in Paul’s letters, he writes how much better it is to have faith and believe. God is beautiful mystery that I simply trust, though having also experienced His peace and forgiveness, I have learned to trust Him in other areas of my life too.

    • 

      Totally agree with you. I’m not suggesting that we will fully know or understand God, because you’re right, we will never fully know and that is the faith and mystery about Him. I’m saying, and I should have clarified more (which ill add into the post to make it more theologically sound) is that the more we get to know God, grow closer to Him, we will begin to trust Him more because we realize what an amazing, powerful God He is.

      Thanks for your input. Very helpful.

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