By Cindy Tan, Malaysia
In the song God of Ages by Hillsong, the bridge goes like this:
“I’ll trust in You, I’ll trust in You, I’ll trust in You with all my heart.”
We have sung this song or similar ones in our church. Yet, I wonder how many of us mean what we sing. Does our trust in God translate into a life of obedience and reliance on God?
With our trust being double-crossed by people in many ways, it is little wonder than that most of us would rather trust in ourselves than in another person. Some of us have had our trust being betrayed by those we loved the most. As a result, we find it difficult to put our wholehearted trust in the Lord—to believe that He will always keep His promises to us—even though others have failed us. We find it difficult to trust that God will always be there for us and love us no matter what.
When we recall our experiences of betrayed trust, we may fear God would betray our trust too. However, the Word of God says that it is impossible for God to break His Word to us. Our Abba Father will never fail us. All His promises are “Yes” and “Amen” in Christ (2 Cor. 1:20). He is incapable of betraying our trust because He is God—He cannot lie for He is Truth.
It may be hard for many of us to trust God in the midst of despair and disappointments. But we can be assured that God will lead us and guide us through. In the midst of any difficulties, we simply need to be still and know that He is God (Ps. 46:10). Just knowing that He is God will instill peace in our hearts. For God is in control and He loves us. He will extend His grace and mercy to us. Remembering that He is God will remove the pressures from our shoulders as we allow Him to take over.
Are you willing to trust Him? I am.
An interesting skit from One Time Blind ministry on the topic of Trust.