Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.
– William P Young
As we all know, trust is the major foundational component of any relationship, especially our relationship with God. Believe it or not, but you can have great faith in God and still do not trust Him.
Most of us believe that God can do the impossible and that He can perform miracles but many of us struggle with trusting whether or not God will do it for us. In reality, trusting God allows us to move our faith from words to actions.
We all know by memory Proverbs 3:5...
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
There is no doubt this is easier said than done. Our default mode is trying to figure it out ourselves. It is to protect ourselves. The more we control we lessen the risk of being hurt or disappointed. Trusting anyone leaves us vulnerable and that can be scary because it leaves us open to being disappointed and humiliated.
Trust, Risks, & Rewards
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise
There is a saying – with great risk often comes great reward. There is no greater reward giver than God. Taking the risk of trusting God completely, relying on His Word and His Timing grants us access to these rewards.
Without trust, relationships fall apart.
When there is little trust in a relationship neither party receives all the benefits of the relationship. When we withhold trust we shortchange ourselves to experience the fullness of who God is and the fullness of His love for us. To experience all that God has to offer we have to build our trust in him.
How To Build Trust In God
The first thing to do to build trust is to have an honest conversation with God and admit where your trust level is. When we are honest with God we let go of the pretense and remove the mask, allowing us to draw nearer to God. Scripture promises when you draw near to God, God rewards us by drawing closer to us.
Secondly, it is hard to trust someone we really do not take the time to get to know. I encourage you to get to know God for yourself by spending time in God’s Word to discover the nature of God. When we read scripture with the intent of knowing God, we will see that God is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. We will be able to relate the stories in the Bible to our everyday life and begin to know who God is for yourself.
As you begin the journey to trust God more, I want to assure you that God will surely do what He has promised to do. Be reminded that every frustration, diversions, and set-back were a part of the plan to get you to the correct destination in God’s timing.
He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:24