We often sing that good ole’ song, “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” But have you thought about what that means? What is trust? Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as: “to place confidence in; rely on; depend.” I think it’s knowing without a shadow of a doubt that God will do what He says He will do and leaving it in His hands. Are you one of those who think – Seeing is believing? or Believing is seeing?
So often man says, “Show me, God and I’ll trust you.” Moses did it and God turned his staff into a serpent. (Exodus 4:1-4) Gideon did it and God made the dew fall only on the sheepskin. (Judges 6:36-40) Zechariah did it and was struck dumb for months until his son, John, was named. ( Luke 1) I live in Missouri – the Show Me State. Yes, we have a tendency to want to see the proof first – then, we’ll trust what God has said.
On the other hand, that’s not the way it should work. Instead of us saying, “Show me, God, and I’ll trust you,” we should listen to God who says, “Trust me, and I’ll show you!” God has promised that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31) Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that if “God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you? Take no thought saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or Wherewithal shall we be clothed? . . for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.” (Matthew 6:30-32) We must as the Psalmist said in Psalm 37:5, “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.” “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” (Psalm 118:8)
Are you having “one of those days” today? Are you worried about something or someone? Turn it over to God – trust Him – He is the one Who knows all, sees all, and loves you so much that He “gave His only begotten Son” for YOU! Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus! God Bless, Courtney