In today's Word, we actually hear from three of the most prominent men in the history of the Bible. We start with King David in the Proverbs, then King Solomon in the Psalms, and finally Paul in Romans. All are speaking on trusting God. Merriam-Webster defines trust as 1: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something; one in which confidence is placed. 2: dependence on something future or contingent: hope. The lives of all three of these men displayed their trust in God as an important part of how they lived their daily lives. In their relationship with God they understood the character of God could be trusted. God's ability to do the impossible could be trusted. The strength of the One who created the universe could be trusted to get them through anything. And the truth of God was so real to them they trusted God with their wholeheart. They didn't trust in their goods, money, fame or people. Even though their commitment to be obedient to God came with some opposition. That didn't stop them from trusting in the God who had been faithful to them, staying true to who He says He is. God is the same God now as He was then, when they trusted Him.
God is kind towards all who trust in Him. He can be trusted to do whatever it is we need Him to do. But there is a catch, like King Solomon, King David, and Apostle Paul we need to be in relationship with Him. It is a bit hard to trust someone you don't know. Getting to know God for who He is and not just for what He can do. Trusting that He will give you salvation, forgive you, guide you, protect you, provide for you, lift you up, carry your burdens, healing when you are sick, give you peace and joy through the storms. He will be faithful; there are so many things we can trust God with as it relates to our lives. Especially, since He knows the plans for our lives, trusting His will to be done will have a better outcome. Trusting God shows we love Him for caring for our lives. Today, make trusting God a priority on your list of must-dos.
Psalm 31:14 NLT - "But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, “You are my God!”"
Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT - "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.
Romans 11:22 NLT - "Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is severe toward those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in his kindness. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off."