Trusting God

Secondly, we can trust God because He loves us. He does not love us because of anything that we have done. Therefore, we do not have to worry about undoing His love for us, for it is not possible for anything to undo the love of God. As the Scripture says, “…Neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8: 38-39; See context in verses 31-39). You see, God loves us because “God is love” (1 John 4:16). God loves us with pure, undefiled, and incorruptible love. So, we can be confident in the love of God. For, God has no hidden motives- so we never have to wonder what His angle is. Nor does God need anything from us; so we do not have to wonder if God is trying to manipulate us, or pull one over on us (Acts 17:25). Bottom line: we can trust God because He loves us with a perfect love.

Finally, we can trust God because God is holy. He only ever does the right thing. He can never sin. He never changes. He never lies. He is all knowing and all powerful; has unlimited wisdom, and He loves us with unfailing love (James 1:13; Zephaniah 3:5; Hebrews 6:18). For all of these reasons and at least a million more reasons than these: we can trust God. Most importantly, God is worthy of our trust because He has never, ever failed to keep His Word. Whatever He has said He would do- He will do. He has always kept His word. He has always kept His commitments. And, He always shows up at the exact time in which He should show up (mind you, He is not usually early, but, thankfully, He is certainly never late). The Lord has said, “So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).

In closing, the second step that anyone takes in walking in newness of life is the step of learning that we can trust God. And, as you can see, we can trust God. We can trust Him more than we trust ourselves and more than we can trust anyone else. God, Himself, is the sure foundation upon which we walk as we walk in newness of life. We can confidently step out into the unknown world of holiness in Christ, because God is trustworthy. If you want to walk, unhindered, in newness of life, you will need to truly trust God. You will need to learn that you cannot trust in your own wisdom, your own past experiences, or your own heart, for direction and guidance in all of life’s relationships, situations, and circumstances. Truly trusting, God, comes from knowing that God always does what He said He would do; He always has and He always will. The beautiful thing about this truth is that the longer that we walk with God, the easier it becomes to trust Him; because the longer that we walk with God, the more opportunities we have to grow in our personal knowledge of His absolute and perfect trustworthiness. Bottom line: walking in newness of life means trusting in God. Hence, the prophet Isaiah exhorts us (that is; he strongly encourages us and urges us), “Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.”

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