I want to learn to trust God more and that becomes easier when I think about the many good reasons to believe he is trustworthy:
He loves me.
He’s powerful, and able to help.
His character doesn’t change.
His purposes don’t change.
He keeps his promises.
His past blessings in my life make me believe he will keep blessing me.
If all that is true, there is no reason not to trust him. Maybe what I need to do is to put that trust in to practice. If I do that, maybe I would . . .
. . . be comfortable not being in control of every situation.
. . . stand back sometimes while others make decisions without my input.
. . . be more confident and less fearful in new situations.
. . . enjoy each day for what it is, including both challenges and blessings.
. . . see life as an adventure, knowing God has a good and perfect plan he will unfold one step at a time.
. . . be OK with not having all my “why’s” answered, believing God has reasons I don’t know of and which he may not be ready to reveal to me.
. . . live to please God alone, knowing that, in doing so, I won’t always please others. And I have found God is quite easily pleased because he sees me through eyes of love.
Are you ready to trust God more, too? Think about what he has done for you so far in your life and then let him know you are trusting him with the rest of it. He will never let you down!
Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God.
John R. Stott