“In you, LORD my God, I put my trust” (Psalm25:1).
What does it mean to trust God?
First, you have to know WHO it is you are putting your trust in. The one we trust is God. What kind of a God is he?
He is a God who absolutely loves us. There is nothing short of sin that God will not do to demonstrate his unconditional love for us.
Not only does God love us with an unconditional love, our God wants what is best for us. Nothing pleases God more than to see us living our best lives, becoming best selves.
Not only does God love us, not only does he want what is best for us, he knows better than us. You can absolutely trust God because he is trustworthy in every sense. He loves us. He wants what is best for us. And he knows what is best, even better than we do.
Secondly, what does it mean to trust God?
Love what Augustine said about this. He said:
Trust the past to God’s mercy,
the present to God’s love,
the future to God’s providence.
There is nothing in the past that God has not forgiven. It is absolutely true that there is much in our past that condemns us. But that’s all forgiven. When we repent and ask God for forgiveness, all of that is done away with as if we had never sinned. That’s good news. That’s mercy.
Every single day is a gift of God’s love. God gave us this day so that we might rejoice and be glad in it. God gave us the gift of this day so that God can use us to be an agent of blessing to the people around us. Trust God with today and all that it has to bring.
No one knows what the future holds. But we know who holds the future and who is present in our future. God is there. Not only is God present in our future, but he is working things out in our day to bring about God’s kingdom. God is actively at work in the present to ensure that the promises of God are our future reality.
Trust in God. Fully rely on God. Lean on him. Rest in him. He is LORD our God.