Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Journey to Trust - Why Trust? - Day 22

"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. "
 Isaiah 26:3

"He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord ...."
 Psalm 112:7

"Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You."
 Psalm  56:3

Why is it so important to the great I Am that we trust Him? Why does He write of it so often and work so diligently in our lives to bring us to the place of trust?

I think about the relationships in my life. Is trust all that important to me - to the people whose lives I touch?  The answer is, of course, yes.

How can a relationship grow strong and true if I cannot trust you or you cannot trust me? We would forever be second-guessing each other, wondering if we could believe each others' words or count on spoken promises. How could I live if the ones who are part of my heart were untrustworthy?

I've seen it lived out. When trust is broken, the relationship breaks down. And once broken, it is so difficult to repair. A little part of us will always wonder...

God cries out to us to believe He is all He has said He is, to trust that His word is true and His promises faithfully fulfilled. He wants a deep, abiding relationship with us - one based on trust in who He is. When we know Him, we will trust Him.

He isn't hungry for power. He is already all-powerful. He doesn't want to be the "Boss of us."  He already holds everything in His hands. He wants to give us all the riches of heaven in Christ Jesus. He wants us to have abundant life filled with the kind of joy that doesn't depend on our circumstances.  He wants to give us a hope for all eternity. No matter what it takes.

We are that precious to Him. He loves us that much.