In God We Trust

Man Lifting Daughter Into AirFor many people the issue of trusting someone else is huge. They have learned that the only one they can and should trust is themselves. As a result, they live with doubts and fears burdened with the worries of when the next proverbial shoe will drop.

The antidote for fear and worry is trust. But we need to be confident that the person we will trust is capable or worthy of our trust. For that reason many trust only the person they look at in the mirror each day. It could be that they have been burned in the past by someone they trust and have decided that they will not be put in that situation again.

This is where two Old Testament stories come into play. The first one I want to draw your attention to is in 2 Chronicles 16, King Asa’s nation was being threatened by the enemy. In order to avoid being attacked he took gold and silver and gave it another nation in order to get them to break their deal with the attacking nation. Instead of relying on God, Asa looked for another way. The prophet Hanani said to him, “For the eyes of The Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.” (2 Chr. 16:9) Because he did not trust in the Lord, the nation was defeated.

Then we find in Genesis 39 the story of Joseph. You know the account of him being falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife. As a result he is thrown in prison. But what stands out is Joseph’s trust in God. Five times we read in this chapter that His life was marked by God’s presence. That is why he was successful even though he found himself in prison. Verse 23 says, “And whatever he did, The Lord made it succeed.”

God blesses those who actively trust in him in those difficult moments of life. He is worthy of your trust and mine. Things may not turn out the way we think they will but God will be honoured when we honour Him! Turn over your life lock, stock, and barrel to him. He is worthy of your trust.

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