“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
If you’re honest, like any other follower of Jesus, there are times when you find yourself questioning whether you can truly trust God. In fact, as you read this, you might be facing a crisis of faith. You wonder whether you can trust God for the situation you are facing… whether or not He’ll do what you’ve asked of Him.
Faith comes from trust.
Whatever your situation, consider this truth: The strength of your faith is directly related to the trustworthiness of the object of your faith.
Think about that for a moment. If you don’t believe that a particular object is trustworthy, your faith in that object will be compromised.
For example, if someone has a reputation for letting sensitive details slip, you’ll be unlikely to trust that person with highly personal or otherwise confidential information. Because they aren’t trustworthy, you can’t really put your faith in them to keep your secret.
Or on a practical level, let’s say you need a plumber. As you do your research, you’re unlikely to trust the one who has a one-star rating and a series of bad reviews. But if you find one with hundreds of five-star ratings and rave reviews, you’re much more likely to trust them to fix your problem correctly.
The strength of your faith is directly related to the trustworthiness of the object of your faith.
Trust comes from character.
The trustworthiness of someone is ultimately rooted in their character. And with God, He is wholly unlike anyone else because His character is perfect. As John tells us in 1 John 1:5, “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” There is no blemish. No imperfection. No deficiency.
He is perfect. In every way.
Which is why, as we are told in Isaiah 55 above, His ways are not our ways. He is not like our earthly counterparts who are not trustworthy. They will fail us. They will disappoint. And unfortunately, we overlay on God that lack of trust because we compare Him to our known experiences and relationships. And our experience teaches us not to fully trust.
But He is fully trustworthy. He won’t fail you… He simply can’t.
If you’ve felt impacted by these words and want to read more, check out Rick’s YouVersion plan Perfect Trust.
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