Trust is a difficult thing because it leaves your life in the hands of someone else. Many people have been disappointed by others or perhaps even found themselves in tough situations because someone let you down. Our mistrust of others sometimes translates into our relationship with God.
We often have difficulty giving God everything, in fear of being let down again. Yet, the only thing we can do in life’s challenges is to let God have control. Fear keeps us from trusting. When we give way to the fears of our life, we will find it difficult trusting God.
The enemy of our souls exploits our fears and causes us to keep our hands on things that we really can’t control in the first place. Our hearts are gripped with fear and it usually is seen in the many questions that begin with “What If…?” Since, we cannot answer most of the what-ifs, we fear the outcomes.
This causes us to lack trust in God, because it is hard to leave him in charge of the what-ifs. He is, however, the only one that knows the future and God can always see the unseen.
This morning, I was reading through the first chapters of the book of Psalms. Honestly, the book of Psalms is my go-to when life seems to be challenging. I never grow tired of the words of the Psalmist, because it always lifts my spirit and gives me hope.
Listen to these words:
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.” (Psalm 9:10 NLT)
David writes that if we know God’s name, we will trust in Him.
There is so much that is promised in God’s different names. You can trust Him because He is Jehovah-Rapha, God our Healer. He is Jehovah-Jireh, God our Provider. Jehovah-Shammah, The God who is there. He is Jehovah-Shalom, God our Peace and Prosperity. He is Jehovah-Nissi, The Lord our Banner (protection). He is El-Shaddai, God the All Sufficient One.
There are many more names that we can trust in. But notice what else David said. “For you, O Lord, DO NOT abandon those who search for you.” The promise here is that God does not leave us or forsake us. We can trust Him with our lives because He is an ever-present help in our time of need.
I understand the days that we are living in, right now, are challenging and uncertain. Yet, the only thing that is Certain is the God who is on the throne. You can trust Him with your life.
The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 10:17, “Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.” NLT
Friend, even when we feel helpless, God hears our prayers and He will always comfort us. The things that we are facing in our lives today, cannot always be in our control. I encourage you to leave them in the control of the only person who can make a way where there seems to be know way. Trust In Jesus!
Danny and his wife, Sonya, have been lead pastors at Rogers First Assembly in Rogers, Arkansas since 2008.