“Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” Who do you put your trust in?
When I was growing up in a “dysfunctional” family, I quickly learned that trust in my family was underwhelming. My father was an alcoholic who had little or no trust in himself or in others. That lack of trust made its way into our hearts as children. However, after I became a Christian at the age of 15, the Lord helped me begin to trust in His ability to resolve or change the dynamics within my own family. It took quite a long time to realize these changes, but I trusted in my Lord to do so. In the end, that trust changed me–my heart, my attitude, my life.
Scripture shows us that we are to trust in God for every situation that happens in our lives because “He works out all things for our good.” He is the strength of our lives.
Psalm 18:1-2: “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.”
Psalm 91:2: “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'”
Psalm 25:1-2: “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God; Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.”
Psalm 37:5: “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.”
Isaiah 26:3: “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.”
Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Psalm 118:8: “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.”
We trust God for our salvation, but do we really trust God with our every day lives?
May the Lord help us to trust Him more and more each day as we look to Him–the author and finisher of our faith.