Trust means firm belief in the reliability of truth, strength, etc. of a person or thing; also, the state of being relied on. Trusting God therefore means, relying on and depending on Him. It implies putting one”s entire weight on Him; abandoning oneself on Him completely and committing oneself totally to God. Somebody said, living by faith is like jumping from a high rise building believing that before you land on the ground, there would be a swimming pool or something to cushion or catch your fall. It is putting yourself in a place where if God didn”t catch you, you would fall; if He didn”t help you, you would fail. “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise” (Jer. 17:14). Believing God and His Word will lead you to trusting Him. You wouldn”t rely on what someone says if you didn”t believe in what they said in the first place!

The Bible says “It is impossible for God to lie” (Heb. 6:17) and in Numbers 23:19-20 “God is not a man, that He should lie. He is not a human that He should change His mind. Has He ever spoken and failed to act? Has He ever promised and not carried it through?” (Rom. 3:4) “Let God be true and every man a liar”. The Apostle Paul was one man who trusted absolutely in God. He said “Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us” (2 Cor. 1:9-10).

God not only has a desire to do what He says, but He has the ability to do so. Sometimes, friends want to help but might still fail. The Bible says that the arm of flesh shall fail. I tell people that, when dealing with God, it is okay to put all your eggs in one basket – in fact, that is the only way to deal with God acceptably. “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him” (2 Chron. 16:9) or “whose hearts are fully committed to Him”. (See also Hebrews 11:6.)

Do you know that Jesus went to the cross fully trusting God to raise Him up from the dead? “For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption” (Ps. 16:10). Romans 8:11 also tells us that God was the one who raised Christ from the dead. The truth is, if you cannot trust God to keep His Word to you here on earth how will you be able to trust Him with your eternal destiny!

 

by Rev Funke Ewuosho