Jan 10, 2013


Are you inclined to trust??

Trust means to rely on the integrity, strength, ability, surety of a person or thing. It is a confident expectation or hope of something.

Many people have difficulty trusting that things will works as they are suppose to work. We see this when we grab the wheel of our vehicle when we need to make a quick stop; not trusting that the brakes WILL do their job and bring the vehicle to a complete stop.

Many people have difficulty trusting people. We’ve been burned and so we set up our guards and (perhaps) become cynical as to whether or not they will let us down.

Many people have difficulty trusting God. How about God; do you trust Him? Can we trust someone we can’t see when those we can see prove that we shouldn’t trust them… Can we rely on the integrity, strength, ability, surety of a God and His Word (the Bible)? Can we be confident of His goodness, and have expectation or hope of Him coming through in our lives?

My friend, my answer is; “Yes, you can trust God” He has proven His faithfulness to me (and so many others) time and time and time and time and time….

So, how do we do this thing called trust? In the old classic book; “SOVEREIGN GRACE” by D. L. Moody, Pastor Moody asks his friend Reverend Marcus Rainford a question: “What is it to trust?"

Reverend Rainford replied: “I take it to mean four things:

1.) believing in CHRIST: That is, taking Him at His Word.

2.) Hoping in CHRIST: That is, expecting help from Him, according to His Word.

3.) Relying on Christ: That is, resting on Him for the times, and ways, and circumstances in which He may be pleased to fulfill His promises according to His Word.

4.) Waiting on Christ: That is, continuing to do so, notwithstanding delay, darkness, barrenness, perplexing experiences, and the sentence of death in myself. He may keep me waiting awhile (I have kept Him a long time waiting); but He will not keep me waiting always. Believing in Him, hoping in Him, relying upon Him, and waiting for Him–I understand to be trusting in Him.

I love how Eugene Peterson writes Proverbs 3:5-6 in his translation of the Bible:

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give Him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don't, dear friend, resent God's discipline; don't sulk under His loving correction. It's the child He loves that GOD corrects; a Father's delight is behind all this.”  (Proverbs 3:5-12 MSG)

My friend, today you too can put your trust in God; He will come through!

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