Those who know your name trust in you; you never forsake those who seek you, LORD. – Psalm 9:11
I think it is safe to say that we all know the name of Jesus but just because we know someone, does that mean we trust them? Of course, in the case of Jesus, we can put all of our trust in Him because we know He will not fail us.
There are many people in our lives that we feel have failed us. We have even failed ourselves on many occasions (been there, done that), and we have failed others (once again, been there, done that). It is human nature that we act in that manner. Although we try and live our lives according to His plan, we invariably give in to temptations and other things that pull us away from Him. In all of those circumstances though, there is one constant and that is the Heavenly Father’s love for each of us, regardless of who we are, our place in life, our commitment to Him or the sins we have committed.
This concept, if you will, of trust can be a very complicated one (if we choose to make it so complex). The bottom line though is that it really does not need to be that complex. If we are truly Christians, if we truly believe in the Lord and that He died for us, rose from the dead, and has given us Eternal life, then trust is a very easy trait to adhere to. But, we must believe, we must give everything that we have up to the Lord and allow Him to work in our lives.
We have to answer the question, do I believe or do I believe I believe? For those who truly believe, there is no thought about whether or not to place their trust in God; they do so without reservation. For those who struggle in their belief, we must be the face of God. We must help them come to know Jesus as you and I know Him; our Father who we trust with all of our heart, all our soul, all of our mind. We must be His good and faithful servants whose goal should be to serve others so they too can come to believe and trust in Him and the eternal rewards of heaven.
I will leave you today with a number of quotes on trusting Jesus. I hope that one (or many) come to resonate with you and that you will use them as you help others to see the beauty of a loving and trusting relationship with God.
Peace and Blessings.
“Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find those fabulous things start to show up in your life.”
― Mandy Hale,
“Pray, and let God worry.”
― Martin Luther
“Let your life reflect the faith you have in God. Fear nothing and pray about everything. Be strong, trust God’s word, and trust the process.”
― Germany Kent
“Trusting God does not mean believing he will do what you want, but rather believing he will do everything he knows is good.”
― Ken Sande
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
– Corrie Ten Boom
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do and he will show you which path to take.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
“Faith isn’t the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It’s simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step.”
― Joni Erickson Tada
“Faith is believing that God is going to take you places before you even get there.”
― Matthew Barnett
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr