Trust God Even More
Who do you trust?
Trust is a precious commodity in a relationship, earned and rarely given haphazardly. While presumptuous, you likely believe you have been very careful and diligent with whom you trust. Naturally, your value system builds trust based on consistency and integrity with those who support you through good and challenging times. These people are either your friends, family or colleagues. The closer they are to your heart, the more apt you are to trust them.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
– Psalm 9:10 ESV
Seeking and trusting the Lord requires an act of faith to draw closer to God. Look around and consider all the good the Lord has done for you. As you reflect on His goodness, it is difficult not to see or feel the bad things that have occurred too.
Do bad things happen to Christians? Absolutely! 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 shares, “[Believers] are afflicted in every way, but not crushed” (ESV). The Lord allows certain good and bad things to occur because of His divine purpose and reasoning. Often, there are times when your faith muscle must be used as you journey and develop a more robust trust in the Lord.
The Lord sees your faith in Him as you demonstrate your belief in how He is loving, protecting and saving you.
“For God so loved [you], that He gave [you] His only Son, that [if you] believe in Him, [you] will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 paraphrased). The Lord extended the first step in trust by offering you eternal life through the unimaginable pain of offering His Son as the living sacrifice.
The Lord desires a deep relationship, and He is consistently there with you through the good and bad times. He sent His Son for you. Trust in Him more today.
Today’s One Thing
Praise God for all the things that have happened to you. Thank Him for all the unseen and unknown bad things He has shielded you from experiencing. Give thanks and praise for Jesus’ life.