Trusting is a level higher than believing. You’ve got to believe in something or someone before you trust them. I can believe someone but not trust them, their motives, information or even their intent.
Trusting God is a “church phrase”, one used entirely within a religious context and one that trips off the tongue before one can discern its depth of meaning. Trusting God means that we not only believe in Him but that we know without a doubt that he will do what he says and will do it with our best interest at heart.
To trust God separates those who “want to”, want to believe, want to trust, from those who do without reservation.
There is an interesting proclamation uttered from the lips of the Old Testament figure, Job. After he loses all of his wealth, after his 10 children are killed, after his wife gives up on him, after friends tell him he should repent from whatever he did to anger God, after his body is completely covered in puss oozing sores, after he claims his innocence, after he asks God why this has happened to him, after the devil chuckles at Job’s pathetic condition and after God seemingly watches without providing help, Job says this,
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and he shall stand at last on the earth, and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That my flesh shall see God, when I shall see for myself and my eyes shall behold and not another. How my heart yearns within me. Job 19: 25-27
Job not only believed but he also trusted the Great God Almighty.
Do you believe but have trouble trusting or do you say the words but lack the conviction of their meaning?
Have tragedies almost overwhelmed you in the torrent of life? How did you survive?
Was God there when you needed him? How did you Know?