Putting our trust in God is not a risk, it is a guarantee!

Trust can be one of the hardest things in life to accomplish.  Trusting others is hard, but trusting God, strangely enough, can be even more so.  Sometimes placing all my trust in God, who knows the end from the beginning, can be a lot harder that trusting myself to figure it all out. 

The Bible says to put your trust in God and He will give you the desires of your heart.  So often we think that we can get the desires of our heart without actually having to trust God.  All this does is place our trust in our own ability and intellectual capacity rather than placing our trust in the wisest being of all time.

Trust is not something, however that we can just muster up and fake; trust has to be something that comes from the very core of our being. 

We can’t halfheartedly trust God.

You can’t decide one day that He is trustworthy and the next day that He isn’t.  Either He is or He isn’t trustworthy, God doesn’t flip-flop from one side to the other.  He is constant and we are the ones changing. 

The truth is, He has our best interest in mind, He knows the end from the beginning, and He has chosen you from the foundation of the world.  There is nothing about you that He doesn’t know, there is not one part of you that He doesn’t see, and there is nothing that He wouldn’t do for you. 

Putting our trust in God is not a risk, it is a guarantee.    

There are a couple of things that need to happen in order to build up trust.

First off, in order to trust someone you need to know who they are.  If you are having a hard time trusting God, it is probably because you don’t have a full understanding of who He is.  If you want to trust God more, go after His face.  The more you learn about Him and His character, the more trust is going to naturally build up. 

Secondly, in order to trust someone they need to have proven themselves trustworthy.  Again, if you are struggling with trusting God in a certain area (or in general) look back through your life and start making a list of all the times God has come through for you.  Start making a record of God’s goodness to you in your life.  You will begin to see that He has a pretty solid record. 

God has proven Himself to be not only trustworthy, but also faithful to the end. 

He never tells you to do something and then leaves you high and dry, all alone wandering in the wilderness.  He is constantly faithful and what He starts He will be faithful to finish.  You are not going to put all of your trust in Him and then wake up one morning to find that He left when it got tough.  So often we have an idea in our heads about how God should be working in our lives and when that isn’t happening we say that He isn’t trustworthy.  Really what is happening is that we are leaning on our own understanding and never really trusted. God can disappoint you, but He will never fail you.

He is constantly trustworthy, unwaveringly faithful, and continuously good.  He gave up heaven in order to have a relationship with you.  You can trust Him with your heart, emotions, life, family, job, dreams, anxieties, problems, and any other aspect of your life. 

He will not fail you and He knows exactly what is best for you.  Proverbs 3:5-6, “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.” 

All you have to do is trust Him, surrender to Him, and follow Him wherever He takes you.