“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3, New King James Version).
What a sad place the world would be if we trusted no one. Stephen Covey says, “Trust is the glue of life.” All successful relationships in life are built on trust. Without it, we will be quick to judge the intents and motives of others. As a result, we will forfeit the opportunity of developing a true bond with them.
Trust is a choice—sometimes a difficult choice. If someone has betrayed our trust, do we open ourselves up to another possible hurt? All of us would agree it is easier to lose trust than regain trust. Sometimes our issues with trust carry over into our relationship with God, yet trust is essential if we are to grow in our walk with Him.
How do we develop this confidence in God? I think we all agree that we cannot really rely on someone we don’t know. Who do we trust the most? Isn’t it someone we know the best? And that is the secret of learning to trust God. The better we know Him, the more we will realize that He is completely trustworthy. The more time we spend in prayer and reading His Word, the better we get to know Him. As we read, we discover that He has given us so many promises (one man counted 7,487) and He has not broken a single one (I Kings 8:56 and Joshua 21:45). Now that’s trustworthy!
Prayer: Lord, thank You that You have never failed me nor betrayed my trust. If You gave me a promise, without fail You kept it. I desire to learn more and more about You each day so that our relationship will grow and deepen. Trusting You gives me peace in my life, and I thank You.
Devotion by Mary Loudermilk