Do you trust in God?

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To trust, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is to hold the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, and so on. When it comes to putting our trust in God it may seem like a no-brainer and we might even claim that we do, but the real question we have to ask ourselves is: does our daily life reflect this truth?

 

 

Reliable

For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
Psalms 33:4

 

God’s reliable. We know that from what we read in our Bibles and what we hear on Sunday mornings, but does our life show He is reliable? Or does our life reflect that we must be in control.

I’ve been in countless positions in my life in which I felt the incessant need to keep control over a given situation. When we feel the need to be in absolute control, we aren’t demonstrating that God is reliable. We’re showing that only we are reliable. Placing our trust in God and allowing Him to play a bigger role in our life will bring us peace and joy like no other. So instead of trying to remain the person who is in control in situations, we must turn our sight to God and allow God to be God.

 

Good

We live in a world full of noise and distraction. Whether its scrolling Facebook or turning on the television, there’s always somebody that’s down and out or a story about something horrific. As Christians, we can’t let the world influence us. We aren’t of it. We’re residents of Heaven and just passing through this world. If this is the truth we know, how come we often get so caught up with the world’s problems? How come the goodness of God is sometimes questioned by those who follow Him when something bad happens?

 

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
Genesis 1:31

We know God is good, and He did not author the evil that is present. We don’t need the world to tell us anything. We don’t need the news to inform us what’s going on, we already know what’s happening. God’s Word tells us. Putting our trust in God goes beyond the words we speak, it’s in our actions. If we’re upset and worried about the turmoil that is happening, how are we demonstrating God’s goodness in our life? We aren’t. We have to let God’s goodness shine and focus on Him. When we do this, we allow Him to be shine through us.

 

Honest

With the belief that the Creator of the universe inspired the Bible and the pages there in, should we not cling by every word that God has inspired? I think we should and I also think our lives should reflect it.

 

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

God, who took the dirt and made man, who can tell no lie, who only knows goodness and perfection, has made promises to us throughout all the Scriptures. We should be clinging to these truth’s that His Word provides. We should be diving into the Word daily to fish more of those promises up and meditate on Him.

After all it’s through Him we have life. It’s through Him we have purpose to our days. You see, our lives when reflecting one who puts their trust in God, can shine brighter than any other person on earth without God.

While it can seem difficult to reflect a constant life of trust in God, it’s not when we truly desire it. I’m not speaking from a place of perfection, I’m speaking from a place of perception. We all fall short, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Not because we have to in order to do our part or get to Heaven, but because we want to live a life by God’s design.

 

 

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About the author: T.K. Chapin

T.K. CHAPIN writes Inspirational Christian Fiction books designed to inspire and tug on your heart strings. He believes that telling authenticate stories of faith, love and family helps build the faith of believers while inviting non-believers into the reality of God. Each story highlights how God can work in the lives of those who follow Him.

4 comments to “Do you trust in God?”

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  1. Brenda Romine - February 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm Reply

    Truth and inspiring.Well said!

  2. Sandra - February 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm Reply

    Great daily reminder. I think hearing the world news once per week is more than we need. Even when nothing is happening, the newscasters do everything their can to make us anticipate that something is going to happen – we must watch! Stay tuned! You don’t want to miss the upcoming news! Anything to keep us glued to that TV! Thanks for affirming our need to trust. Sandra

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