By Ryan Maher
Why should you trust God? This list could be a mile long. If anyone deserves to be trusted it is God. Let’s take a look at a few reasons.
1. God has always provided for you
You are alive. You are here. This means that God has provided for you and given you what you needed your entire life until now. His track record is flawless. You wouldn’t be where you are right now if it wasn’t for God’s loving care for your life.
Question: If God has provided for you thus far in life and proven Himself to you over and over again, what makes you think He won’t provide for you tomorrow?
He will. And He deserves your trust. Trust is faith. He deserves your faith.
2. God has proven Himself faithful & patient
Not only has God proven Himself faithful, He also loves us deeply. We sin daily, yet He is there loving us and showing us what the word “patience” really means. He always has His hand out welcoming us back to Him when we stray away. He doesn’t turn His back on us.
Romans 5:8 (ESV)
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
He deserves our trust because He could have given us the penalty for our sins that we deserve (which is death), but He didn’t. He gave us His Son to take our place, so that we could live. He deserves your trust.
3. God is not a liar
If God says something is green, you can bank on the fact that this something is indeed green. When God says something will happen, it might as well have already happened, because it most certainly will. You get the point. He speaks the truth. He is the truth.
Throughout the course of my life, I have told a lie or two. I bet you have too. Actually, I know you have. You are human. It’s funny how we tend to trust people that we know lie from time to time, but then we doubt the one who has never lied. Never, not once.
4. God is consistent
Our friends and families do not always show up consistently throughout the course of our lives. However, our Heavenly Father is always consistent. Also, you don’t have to worry about Jesus being loving one day and then not another day.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15), is “the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8).
5. God knows you better than you do
Because He is God, He knows everything there is to know. Nothing escapes His knowledge. He knows everything there is to know about you. He knows your thoughts, your heart, your ambitions, your dreams, etc.
We all have a deep desire to be understood, to be known. Well, our Heavenly Father knows every hair on our heads:
Luke 12:7 (NIV)
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
6. God is not surprised by your situation
This isn’t God’s “first rodeo.” He has been in the business of helping His people since He created “people.” As humans, we are all alike. We are unique in our own ways, however, so much of our lives are exactly the same.
- We have insecurities
- We eat
- We must sleep
- We breathe
- We go to the bathroom
- We strongly desire love
- We sin
- We get cold
- We love Doritos (okay, maybe not all of us)
You get the point. God is not surprised by our behavior. Mankind has been acting these ways since the beginning.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 NLT
History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.
God is on your side and He is worthy of our trust. He has proven Himself and He wants to help you. If you had a friend that demonstrated these 6 characteristics, you would have no problem giving them your trust.
So let’s give our trust to the One who truly deserves it. Let’s go to Him with confidence and faith, setting before Him our cares, concerns, praise and thanksgiving.
What are some other reasons why you should trust God? Let me know in the comments below.