How trustworthy is the sun? Will it rise tomorrow? Will we see the light of the next day? Will noon come a week from now? Can we set our clocks according to it? Well, yes ... and that is exactly what we do. Because the sun and cycles of the earth around it are never changing, we use this trustworthy source of time to measure our hours, our days, our years, etc. I was reminded of how precisely our planet is positioned and fashioned to sustain life in a children's devotional book we are doing with our son. This led me to this thought: If God has done all of this for us, then why should we not trust Him more in our daily lives?
There are numerous places we can go to study trust in the Bible. For my study on trust, I went to Psalm 37. In this Psalm, there are many references to trusting God and the results that follow. Verses 5 and 6 are where I found my introductory thought, "... trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday." This utilization of something we see every day, something we know and trust will happen without fail, shows how trustworthy our God is. We need to fully trust Him in our daily lives, no matter the situation.
While studying trust, I was comforted with something for which we can trust God. Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." God didn't just create our universe, place us in it, and walk away. He thinks on us. He thinks on us a lot! Psalm 139:17-18 says, "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: ..." God has a plan, and He works things towards that plan in our lives. We need to trust Him through whatever those plans may be.
Let's conclude with how the psalmist concluded Psalm 37, verse 40, "And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him." God not only wants us to trust Him; He rewards those who trust Him! In a world that is becoming increasingly untrustworthy, look to the One who can always be trusted! Look to God; know that He has thoughts toward you that you can trust will be for your good and His glory!
Written by Mike Carruthers