You Can Trust God
You Can Trust God
Can you trust God when your life hurts?
So that if you have suffered adversity or are in the process of going through a difficult time in your life in this blog, I hope we have encouraged you.
We read in the book of Job about the attitude that Job’s friends had. The three friends assumed that all of Job’s problems were because of the sin that was in his life. And we know from reading the book of Job that this was not true. Job trusted God during this very difficult time in his life.
And even today people assume the same thing; that our problems are a result of sin in our life. There were a number of people that made the statement “the calamity that came to New Orleans (Katrina) was because of the sin in that city.”
Just as in the book of Job we know that not all of our problems are a result of sin. We all have suffered some form of adversity in our life. And each one has asked the question: Can I trust God? Is God trustworthy? Or maybe just simply the question; Why?
God has a plan for you and that is to spend eternity with him. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
There are a number of Scriptures that reinforce the fact that God is indeed trustworthy. 2 Samuel 7:28; Psalm 111:7; Psalms 119:86; Psalms 119:138; Titus 1:9 and many more.
God is trustworthy. God is absolutely sovereign over every event in the universe He exercises that sovereignty in an intimate wise and loving way for each of our good. That is the bottom line. You can trust God. God will never fail you nor forsake you. What about the other question? Can you trust God? Is your relationship with God one on which you can build a defensive wall of trust against the attacks of adversity? You cannot trust God in isolation from all other areas of your life.
To grow in your ability to trust God in times of adversity you must first lay a solid foundation of a daily relationship with Him. That means reading and studying the Scriptures daily, then applying the insight that God gives to your life. You need to know Him intimately and seek to obey Him completely then you’ll be able to establish a trusting relationship with God.
If we are going to build a foundation for our lives we must be in communion with God and add what we have learned about God as we study the Scriptures daily – about His sovereignty, His wisdom, and His love. We must lay hold of these great truths in the little trials as well as the major calamities that occur in our life. When we do this and depend upon the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, we will be able more and more to say “I can trust God”.
You don’t know precisely what you need – or when you need it – but God does. So, we need to trust his timing and wait on his timing.
Proverbs 20:22 Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.
Isaiah 30:18 Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
Isaiah 40:31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
An Eagle while searching for food will stay in flight for hours without ever exerting any energy. They simply wait for the up current or air to carry them higher as they sore looking for food. This is Isaiah’s object lesson for us today.
Do you truly trust God when you were experiencing adversity?