I took the opportunity in between appointments at work today to read a little excerpt from Charles Swindolls’ book “Perfect Trust.” Here is a great question: “Can you trust God?” There are two ways to look at that question. Can you trust God? That is, is He dependable in times of need? Will He do what He says? or secondly, we might ask, “Can you trust God? Do you have such a relationship with Him and such confidence in Him that you believe He is with you always even though you do not see the evidence of His presence and His power? It isn’t easy to trust God in times of adversity.We continually encounter hardships. People disappoint us. We disappoint ourselves. But God is constant and compassionate.
We are not alone. He cares. Against all reason, the transcendent God loves us so much that He has committed Himself to us.
That’s why Paul could proclaim, “but in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loves us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created the, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:37 – 39).
God has entrusted to us by great deal. He knows that we can do all things by his grace, so He’s trusted in us to trust in Him. Yet He knows our fears as well, otherwise He wouldn’t assure us often of His purpose and His presence.
We feel hurt and alone – God assures us He cares.
We feel angry and resentful – God provides wisdom and strength.
We feel ashamed – God grants forgiveness and comfort.
We feel anxious – God promises to supply our needs.
May He give us the ears to hear, hearts to trust, and minds to rest in Him. Our God is uniquely and ultimately trustworthy!
I Gird Myself Today With The Power of God:
God’s strength to comfort me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hands to lead me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me……