The word is “trust”. I keep hearing this word over and over. Trust is a word that can take on different meanings. Here are the three definitions from Merriam-Webster:
- belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.
- an arrangement in which someone’s property or money is legally held or managed by someone else or by an organization (such as a bank) for usually a set period of time
When words stick in my head, I know I need to dig deeper and investigate what God is trying to teach me. Most instances where trust is used in the Scripture, we’re told to “Trust in God”. Seems logical that we should trust in God. But it is very hard to put in practice. I can say “I trust in God” but then I worry about my kids. I worry about family. I worry about health issues. I worry about relationships. I worry about finances. I worry. So, how can I say I trust in God when I worry? God tells us repeatedly not to worry. What must we do to stop worrying? We need to truly learn to TRUST IN GOD. Trust is a “belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.” and who could ever live up to this definition but God Himself. He fills all of the requirements of the definition. He is reliable. He is good. He is honest. He is effective. And He is every other kind of good that the “etc.” can stand for. I know I’ve said this before but to be able to not worry and have the peace that transcends all understanding, even amidst trials, we must know these things deep in our hearts. I know that God is good. I know that God is honest. I know that God is effective. I know that God is all these things and much, much more. So if God is all these things, how silly of me to worry when He has it all in His hands. The God who created the Universe and keeps all the stars in their proper place can certainly take care of my kids, my health, my relationships, my finances in a far better way than I can even imagine. Knowing these truths is the key. And to know these truths, we need to know His Word.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6
The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. Psalm 37:5
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. Psalm 91:14
Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful. Proverbs 16:20
Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:4
For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ. Hebrews 3:14
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 1 John 4:16
Dear God, I trust You with my children. I trust You with my health. I trust You with my finances. I trust You with my relationships. I trust You with my brokenness. Thank You for giving us the eternal gift of the Light and the Love that is Your Son Jesus Christ. In His name we pray. Amen
Stay in the Light and the Love Always,