February 2019 - GraceAndWorks


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We trust our friends, until, someone lies or misuses us in some manner. We trust our family, until, something goes astray and breaks that trust. We put our trust in banks, government, cars, electricity, gas lines, media, etc., until, someone lies or somehow breaks that trust. As I was driving down the highway today, I was thinking about the hundreds of cars that were traveling on the road and the ABSOLUTE trust the drivers had in each other. That trust gets put in question when someone cuts you off or even worse yet causes an accident. Then we get very cautious and take a moment to reflect on what is going on and eventually the trust is regained.

I started to think about if we have the same kind of trust in God that we have in our fellow human beings. Then asked myself:

 “How can I learn to trust in God?”

Answer: We cannot trust someone we don’t know, and that is the secret of learning to trust God. When someone says, “Trust me,” we have one of two reactions. Either we can say, “Yes, I’ll trust you,” or we can say, “Why should I?” In God’s case, trusting Him naturally follows when we understand why we should.

The main reason we should trust God is that He is worthy of our trust. Unlike men, He never lies and never fails to fulfill His promises. God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Unlike men, He has the power to bring about what He plans and purposes to do. “The LORD Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand” (Isaiah 14:24). His plans are perfect, holy, and righteous, and He works all things together for good for those who love Him. If we learn to know God through His Word, we will see that He is worthy of our trust, and our trust in Him will grow daily. To know Him is to trust Him.

We can learn to trust God as we see how He has proven Himself to be trustworthy in our lives and the lives of others. The record of God’s promises is there in His Word for all to see, as is the record of their fulfillment. Historical documents verify those events and speak of God’s faithfulness to His people. Every Christian can give personal testimony to God’s trustworthiness as we see His work in our lives, fulfilling His promises to save our souls. He comforts us with peace and understanding as we run the race He has planned for us . The more we experience His grace, faithfulness, and goodness, the more we trust Him.

A third reason to trust God is that we really have no sensible alternative. Should we trust in ourselves or in others who are sinful, unpredictable, unreliable, have limited wisdom, and who frequently make bad choices and decisions swayed by emotion? Or do we trust in the all-wise, all-knowing, all-powerful, gracious, merciful, loving God who has good intentions for us? The choice should be obvious, but we fail to trust God because we don’t know Him. As already stated, we cannot hope to trust in someone who is essentially a stranger to us. God has not made Himself difficult to find or know. All we need to know about God, He has made available to us in the Bible, His holy Word. To know God is to trust Him.

SMILE God loves YOU!! Have a good day all.