Do you trust easily or does your trust have to be earned?
I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt and trust easily but if that trust is broken . . . well, let’s just say I’m much more cautious after that. My family knows that nothing upsets me more quickly or deeply than when someone lies to me.
I decided to look up the definition of the word “trust” and found:
- to rely on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing.
- to hope with confident expectation.
- to regard a person or thing as dependable.
It sounds a lot like faith, doesn’t it?
These two things cannot change: God cannot lie when He makes a promise, and He cannot lie when He makes an oath. These things encourage us who came to God for safety. They give us strength to hold on to the hope we have been given.Hebrews 6:18 (NCV)
God is trustworthy! He always has been and He always will be worthy of our trust! And that’s faith . . . trusting in the One who is truly trustworthy.
In Psalm 33, David praised God and declared Him trustworthy…
For the word of the Lord holds true,Psalm 33:4–5
and we can trust everything He does.
He loves whatever is just and good;
the unfailing love of the Lord fills the earth.
That’s good news, isn’t it? Whatever God says we can count on to be trustworthy.
- He doesn’t change His mind. Hebrews 6:17
- He never lies. Numbers 23:19
- His word stands forever. Isaiah 40:8
- He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
David said it this way…
But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever;Psalm 33:11
His intentions can never be shaken.
I believe that’s one of the things that drew me to faith.
Something you and I can count on here on earth is that things change. Our circumstances change. Technology changes. Seasons change. Health changes. Feelings change. People change. Yes, change is a given.
But not with God. He has given us the absolute trustworthy eternal truth.
Jesus is the Word that lasts forever.
In the beginning the Word already existed.John 1:1, 4, 14 and Revelation 1:1a, 8
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,
and His life brought light to everyone.
The Word became human and made His home among us.
He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.
And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God.
“I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”
The Word of God never changes. We can trust that everything God says to be the absolute truth and in a world where everything is always changing and where people often lie, God’s Word and Jesus, God’s Word made flesh, are the foundation that is eternally trustworthy . . . one on which we can always rely.
A Prayer of Praise – God is Trustworthy
Father, thank you! I praise You! In an uncertain changeable world where sinful people are fickle and unpredictable, it’s hard to know who or what we can truly count on and trust.
But I know I can rely on You. You never change. You are strong and able, unfailing and faithful. You give me hope and by Your grace, I will always depend on You.
You are the Living Word. Triune God. Creator. Savior. Spirit. You are the Alpha and Omega. All eternity is in Your hands.
And yet, You care about me. You care about every person You’ve created. Your love is so great that You gave Yourself for me. Your Word says, “Jesus gave His life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.” (Galatians 1:4) Through Him we have eternal comfort and wonderful hope. (2 Thessalonians 2:16) You are gracious and merciful, loving and faithful. (Psalm 86:15)
I thank and praise You. You are trustworthy. By the power of Your Spirit and Your Word, You have made it possible for me to KNOW, TRUST, and LOVE You. I give myself to You. Please help me live this day for Your glory. Amen.
David ended Psalm 33 with these words…
We put our hope in the Lord.Psalm 33:20–22
He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in His holy name.
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
for our hope is in you alone.
When you and I trust the Lord and place our hope in Him . . . we have all we need to live with joy. When His unfailing love surrounds us . . . we have what we need to love others.
If you are going through a season of change, trust the One who is unchanging. Count on His promises to see you through.
Hold His Word close to your heart…
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise.Hebrews 10:23
May God bless you and fill you with hope as you trust His love and His promises.
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