Trust is a tricky thing, especially today. Everywhere you look there is someone trying to scam you. It is hard to trust anyone but yourself because everyone else is only doing what is best for them. We have to look out for number one (that would be ourselves…follow me here!). Put your complete trust in someone else…yeah right! I’ll trust my self to take care of myself, thank you very much.
How can God expect us to trust in him? Does he know what our life is like? Can we truly put all our trust in Jesus? The answer to both is: ABSOLUTELY! Here’s the thing; if you knew someone that knew everything about you, all the good and the bad, everything that you are going through and they said that they were willing to die for you; would you trust them? Probably not! They would have to be crazy! No one is going to die for someone else unless they have something to gain from it, and let’s face it, if they are dead they can’t really gain much can they?
Your saying, “Hold on, I know where this is going…” That’s right – Jesus. We don’t have to question whether he was crazy or not, because he already died for us. He had nothing to gain, and everything to lose. But he loved us so much that he died for us. I can’t think of someone better to trust than that! Can you? He already gave everything to prove his love and trustworthiness to you. So what’s the problem?
In John 14:1 Jesus said, “Trust in God; trust also in me.” And in Titus1:9 we are told some qualities that Titus is to look for in church elders and overseers, but this could just as easily apply to a man of God. “He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”
So God is trustworthy, Jesus is trustworthy, and the message of the gospel is trustworthy. Sounds like some good things to trust in! All of this comes from God, and so I come back to my title, a man of God trusts God. It is not a superficial trust that we just give lip service to, “Of course I trust God, I’m a christian aren’t I?”. We have to truly trust God to take care of every aspect of our lives. Even when God asks us to do something that is hard, questionable, outside of our comfort zone, or completely crazy (at least in the eyes of the world), we have to trust Him. He knows what is best for us.
That doesn’t mean that God will just take care of everything and we can sit back and go along for the ride. We have to obey God, listen to God, pursue God (#9), and work our butts off for God! A tall order? Heck yeah it is! But the rewards for truly trusting god and following his lead are immeasurable! Try it, you just might like it!