A simple but powerful word that is the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.
The all-knowing, sovereign God is trustworthy. When we can’t see through the darkness, His presence is with us. He sees the beginning and the end, from the first weeks of the new year through every month to the closing moments.
Why trust the sovereign God?
God sees the whole picture of history. We see only a small piece of life, but He sees everything in its entirety.
“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power ar this. He changes times an seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. God gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals the deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness and light dwells with him.” Daniel 2:20-22 NIV
God’s name is trustworthy. The Bible reveals His character and nature. We can know His name—Jehovah, Healer, Shepherd, Lord, Immanuel, to mention a few.
“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10
We gain peace when we look to Him.
“He will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV
There are many more reasons to trust in the sovereign God.
God’s character and word are trustworthy. These are the sure foundation for key decisions and actions instead of fear.
At a writer’s conference I attended last fall, each person could select a key with a word on it. I studied the keys spread on a table, reading the words and thinking about which one I most needed. I chose a key with the word trust.
Hope in God undergirds my trust in Him.
Corrie Ten Boom, a Christian woman of great faith who survived a German concentration camp, wrote words of hope in the midst of her uncertainty and pain.
I desire to grow in that kind of unshakeable faith, trusting the all-knowing God with the uncertainties of life.
May you have peace in the Lord as you also trust in him.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13