Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | June 10, 2019

The One Who Can Be Trusted

“The works of His hands are faithful and just all His precepts are trustworthy.” Psalm 111:7 (ESV)

“I’m trusting you with this,” echoed from my lips. Words I found myself saying over and over again for the past few weeks when discernment seemed elusive. The more I quoted those words to self and others, the more I realized the power these words offered.

None of us gets the privilege of the big picture. We see today and we remember yesterday but a clear unobstructed view of tomorrow isn’t ours for the taking. Sometimes that serves me well – other times it leaves me swirling in scenarios of my own thinking with no definitive truth. Either way trust is the vital link – I either trust in my unknowns or trust in God’s sovereignty.

If we’re leaning into self and relying on self, then we will have a limited perspective. Our view can easily become obstructed by our desires and plans. Our trust in self can waver when our expectations fall short. Our trust in self can easily fluctuate in a whirlwind of runaway emotions. Unstable to the core, our trust in us simply can’t be trusted.

Only option is to firmly plant our trust in the One who does know our future. God is the only One who knows all about us: our yesterdays, todays and tomorrows. Every detail even the ones that seem insignificant don’t escape His attention. Orchestrating every yes, permitting every no and cultivating growth in all our waits, God operates in a mode of perfect trust and knowledge. We can rely on His character, abilities and strength to maneuver us through life one day at a time.

Personal experience unveils these truths in the life of this dependent writer. But don’t just rest in my conclusion – check it out for yourself. Simply flip through the pages of scripture and watch God’s integrity shine. Read countless stories of how He protected, shielded and directed His children. Count God’s promises, and you will find He is the faithful Promise Keeper. Without a shadow of a doubt, you will find God, who gave His only Son, is worthy of our trust. Nothing good will He withhold from His children – the cross speaks loud and clear – God can be trusted with our eternity.

“Father, You have always operated in a mode of love and best for us. How can we rely on self when You have proven the depths of your wisdom? Teach us to lean into You, rely on You and trust You with all of our days.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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