Monday, February 11, 2013

Truth or Lie #5: God Can Be Trusted

Truth:    God can be trusted.

Lie:         I can’t trust God unless He works the way I think He should.

Imagine a tired mother in a grocery story.

Her three boys are fighting.
Her baby is crying.
And the manager is about to kick all five of them out of the store.

Suddenly, a stranger walks up to the chaos.

Without introducing himself, he says, “Excuse me, Ma’am. You look like you could use some help. I’d be happy to take your children to the park and buy them dinner. You go home and rest.”

She may be tempted to take him up on his offer for one split second. 

But no loving mother in her right mind--no matter how exhausted--would entrust her children to the care of a total stranger.

In the same way, you and I will trust God only to the same extent that we know who He is.

If we know only a little of Him, our faith will be weak.

But, like a mother who WOULD entrust her children to the care of a loving husband or well-known friend, as we know Him better, we will learn to trust Him with all our hearts.

Psalm 9:10 says, “They who know thy name will put their trust in thee.”

The truth is . . . everything about God is worthy of our trust.

Yes, He sometimes doesn’t work the way we think He should.

I've wondered at times, too, whether trusting God is worth it.

But His ways and thoughts are far and above ours. (Isaiah 55:8,9)

And nothing is too difficult for Him. (Luke 1:37) 

When God steps into our chaos and says, “Trust Me with all your heart,” will we treat Him as a total stranger or Someone worthy of our trust?

The truth is . . . He CAN be trusted.

100%.

What attributes of God strengthen you most when you 
find it difficult to trust God?


Related Post: Who Are You, LORD?



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This is Part 5 in a series, called “Truth or Lie,” based on the book, Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

In the final chapter, Nancy highlights 22 freeing truths that are essential to our Christian lives.

Come back each Monday (or subscribe to this blog) as we look together at these 22 truths one-by-one. 

(And feel free to share your own thoughts below!)

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