Trust means holding a firm belief in the reliability of someone or something. Trust is a substance out of any relationship that’s very important due to the fact that it involves one’s integrity, reputation, and ability. So the big issue is that it’s impossible to have true relationships and friendships without at least some level of trust. With that being said, one thing that’s worth noticing is that trust is truly something that God Himself has placed a great of emphasis on. It’s something that He demands from us all throughout His Word.
Before we proceed with this teaching, it’s important that we take a look at these Scripture verses below found in the book of Proverbs.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).
In order for us to get a clear insight of how critical trust is, we first have to look at it from just a humanistic perspective. Let’s say for instance that you’ve been doing your very best in order to allow God to transform your whole life in a powerful way, which means that you’ve developed His character regarding dealing with certain life’s issues which demand honesty and transparency, and for some reason someone whom you know cannot trust you with something. That would surely hurt your character as a man or woman of God. Because that doesn’t fit whom you are in Christ. Even an unsaved person who consider himself as a decent individual would not be pleased by such distrust.
But the truth is that’s pretty much how God feels when we cannot trust Him with our daily life’s issues. As wicked and deceptive we are as humans, if we can feel what it is like when we cannot be trusted, what about a God who has an absolute integrity? God has presented Himself in His Word as someone who has an uncompromised character, someone who operates on the basis of truth, and someone who cannot lie (Numbers 23:19). By the way, God is above the very weaknesses that we’re predisposed to as humans as a result of our sinful nature. In that regard, His heart is ripped apart when cannot trust Him since that equates to us telling Him that He’s not trustworthy regardless of whom He has claimed Himself to be.
Trust and faith are pretty much the exact same thing. So to have faith in God is to trust Him. In other words, trust is the core foundation of faith. This statement clearly shows us why it’s impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). The thing is that if you have no faith in God, it simply means that you’re not willing to trust Him which is a complete dishonor of whom He is. Brothers and sisters, God wants us to trust Him above all. He wants us to trust Him in a way that honors and reflects whom He is as the God of the impossible. Moreover, that’s exactly what it really means to trust Him with all our hearts.
This is a guest post by Arold Augustin, founder of a developing ministry known as Living For Jesus Alone Ministries. Trough this website you’ll find a number of great teachings regarding strengthening your faith in God.