What is a relationship without trust?
Not a very comfortable one I’d say.
Who would enjoy someone constantly double-checking what you say or doubting your motives?
But isn’t that what we do to God at times?
He gave us his Word, filled with guidelines for life, but do we follow them?
Let’s be honest – not always. We wonder how a loving God would want us to live such “boring” lives. We doubt His motives.
He provided promises to comfort and strengthen us, yet we doubt the power behind them.
How long can a relationship last without trust? Not very.
Now we can learn a thing or two about trust from Abram. He was not a perfect man, but we can’t help but admire his response when God asked him to leave the only home he had ever known.
“The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s home, and go to a land that I am going to show you.” Genesis 12:1 GNT
Abram never questioned God’s motives, nor did he doubt His ability to keep His word.
“When Abram was seventy-five years old, he started out from Haran, as the Lord had told him to do;” Genesis 12:4 GNT
And God rewarded Abram’s trust.
Time and time again, God came through for him, and with every experience, Abram’s faith grew.
In the same way, when we trust God, when we take Him at His word, when we see Him working for us, our faith in Him grows.
In any relationship, trust is earned. You must prove to the other person that you are trustworthy.
And God does that for us on a daily basis. He has proven that we can trust Him implicitly.
Don’t allow the doubtful darts of the devil to ruin your relationship with God.
You can trust Him, and nothing will make God happier.