Before we can ever move forward in our relationship with the people in our lives and in our relationship with the Lord, we must learn to trust in Him first. The word trust has several definitions on Dictionary.com. The first definition says “reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc. of a person or thing: confidence.” The second definition says “confident expectation of something: hope.” Now think of that in terms of the Lord. Do you trust in His confidence: His integrity, His strength, His ability, and surety? What an amazing thought. God has confidence; He is so sure that He is able to care for you, love you, and protect you.
God is trustworthy because He is the God of the Universe and He created everything. He knows every planet, every person, every hair on your head. He is trustworthy because He was here in the beginning, He knows what will happen tomorrow, and He holds the future. We have a hard time trusting in Him because we want to do it on our own. We think we know better, but we have no understanding of the way the world works. As 1 Corinthians 3:19 states, “The wisdom of man is but foolishness to God.” The wisest man still doesn’t understand the ways of God. So He is trustworthy!
Proverbs 3 says that we should trust in the Lord with all of our heart and lean not on our understanding. God knows better than we do just as a parent knows better than a child. When they tell the child not to touch the hot stove, it is because they know and understand what will happen when they do touch it! When God answers our prayers with a “no” or “wait” that is because He knows better and understands the outcomes. He is trustworthy with our lives.