The importance of trust
Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. There are a few people outside of my family that I trust completely. However, I am more and more aware of the need to trust God above anyone else. People have asked me how I could trust in someone I don’t see. I trust in Him because thanks to Him I can see. Thanks to Him my eyes have been open to the truth. Thanks to Him spiritual blindness doesn’t have a hold on me anymore. Once I made up my mind that I was going to trust Him, I felt like I was finally living. Trusting Him has amplified my spiritual senses and my natural senses. He is the reason why I am here today and the reason why I can stand my ground and enjoy this life. I trust Him more now than I used to. There are different degrees of trust and our goal in life is to reach the highest level of belief in Him. We should go from light belief to stronger belief to firm belief in Him. Why is it so important to trust God? Let me share what I have learned.
If we look at God for who He is, we understand that He is powerful and almighty. The other amazing thing about God is that He knows everything. I think it is primordial that we remind ourselves of that truth. God knows the beginning and the end. He knows everything about you and me. He knows the number of our days and He knows what will happen every single day of our lives. He knows what will take place in our lives next week at 3:30 pm on Saturday for instance. He knows how many times we will sneeze in our lives. He knows how many people we will ever meet. He knows every detail to come and every detail from your past. Since we have a relationship with Him we need to trust that He will do what’s best for us in the future. We need to trust Him with our future. Let’s trust Him with tomorrow. Let’s trust Him with the rest of this year. Let’s trust Him with our lives.
As we face difficulties, we can look at them as challenges that will help us develop our trust in God. He said He would deliver us and that no weapon forged against us shall prosper so let’s make that our foundation for trust when times are tough. It can feel like a real battle when we have to trust and things look like they will never change. However, God will honor our trust. He is faithful. Let’s hang in there and trust that eventually we will get the results we have been waiting for. Trusting God for ourselves is also very important because once we have the confidence that He always comes through for us we can trust that He will bless and protect our loved ones. We will trust that whomever we are praying for will be blessed. We are serving the Lord and we are serving people for Him. It’s easier to serve when you completely trust your Master and you know He has your best interest in mind. Let’s not rely on our thinking and on our mind but let’s lean on God and trust Him more than ever.
Suggested reading: Joshua 1:9; Psalm 9:10; Psalm 56:3