“There is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization throughout the world – one thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most successful business, the most thriving economy, the most influential leadership, the greatest friendship, the strongest character, the deepest love…..That one thing is trust.”
Stephen M.R. Covey (The Speed of Trust – The One Thing That Changes Everything)
As Christians, we hope that we embody the very meaning of trustworthy. We’re called to be honorable, upright, dependable and reliable…..and yet…….sometimes….even many times……we’re not those things. No matter how hard we may try…we will ALWAYS fall short of perfection in those things. God, however, is all of those things and more. What can we learn when we study His faithfulness and trustworthiness to us?
We are to trust in the Lord.
“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.” Proverbs 3:5-6
God is always faithful.
“Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.”
God’s mercies are new every morning.
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
We are not to trust in this world, culture, power, or wicked people.
“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.”
God cares for those who trust in Him.
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
Isn’t it wonderful that we have one person in whom we can completely trust – no matter how many times other people have let us down or hurt us by breaking trusts? We, as believers, have one person who will never let us down. He may not give us the answers we always want to hear, but His answers are always trustworthy and always in our best interest and always out of love for us. We must trust in Him always and for everything and He, alone, will sustain us. I challenge you today to trust God in whatever your situation is. Confess all to Him – give it up to His direction. Leave it at the foot of the cross. Lean into Him and He will draw you closer. You will feel His loving arms around you as you reach to Him in trust and faith.