A God we can trust


Show us Your mercy, Lord,
And grant us Your salvation.

Psalm 85:7 NKJV

Trust is something we can earn with one another.  However, from the moment God saves us, He trusts us and believes in us.  Does He think we will never make another mistake? God knows we will still make mistakes, but His Spirit lives in us, and this is a point of uncompromising trust.

Many people read God’s Word and then allow the enemy to twist God’s truth in such a way that they doubt God’s goodness.  When there are people in our lives who promise us things but fail to deliver, an attitude of cynicism can seep into our thinking.  Trusting anyone can be a major challenge for us when we have been disappointed time and time again.

However, God has a reputation of trust for several millenniums.  Throughout the Bible, we do not read of God promising to do something and then not following up on His promise.  For some people steeped in cynicism, this might take longer to believe than others.  But in the end, the truth is revealed; God is faithful, always.

God’s faithfulness is great.  His promises do not always unfold the way we imagined, but He always keeps them.  As God proves His faithfulness to us, we learn that He is ultimately trustworthy with everything, including our lives.  We can rest confidently in that assurance.

Dear Lord, cleanse me of any cynicism that has seeped into my
thinking.  I embrace Your faithfulness and trustworthiness with
renewed assurance.Amen


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