TRUST THE LORD
Updated: May 1
What does the word trust mean? Merriam-Webster dictionary defined it this way, “one in which confidence is placed or to rely on.” The Bible says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5 NIV). But what does it mean to trust the Lord? Like in today’s world it’s difficult to trust a human but here the Bible says, “Trust the Lord.” But isn’t just absurd to put trust in an invisible being? No, it isn’t, and let me tell you why.
Now the idea of putting trust in God is something for our good. And I cannot expect someone who doesn’t know God personally to understand the concept of trusting the Lord. The God of the Bible is a personal God, who wants a personal relationship with His created beings. And one can only get to the Father through Jesus Christ and can know Him through His written Word (which is the Bible).
"God can be trusted even when He cannot be seen or understood." Sinclair B. Ferguson
Back to the question, trusting God means fully relying on or getting dependent upon Him. Doing everything through His counsel. When we try to work things out on our own or try to do things using our understanding, it can turn out to be bad. That is why the Bible tells us to do not to lean on our understanding. We need to do everything through the counsel of God, and present our petitions in prayer to God. We need to be spirit-driven not feeling driven.
To trust in the Lord with all our hearts we must wholly rely upon His promises, wisdom, power, word, and love to help us in every circumstance. Human understanding is subject to error as our minds are tainted by sin. What we think is the right way, in reality, it is not. (There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12 NIV)
God’s plans are perfect, righteous, and holy. He works all things for good who loves Him and is called according to His purpose (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 NIV). He is worthy of our trust.
Trusting Lord begins with trusting Jesus with our salvation. (Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12 NIV). When we acknowledge him as our Lord and Savior, we begin trusting Him. And when we spend more time with God by praying and reading His Word, we start to love him more, and the more we love him, the more we trust in him.
Those who trust in the Lord, do not need to feel fear about anything and have an everlasting hope in whatever the circumstance they are in. Because they know God is sovereign and everything is in His control. Trusting God rather than a person is so much good as people can let us down but He never lets us down and promises to never leave us nor forsake us.
Trust the Lord even when you feel nothing. Trust the Lord when your heart’s been broken or when someone betrays you. Trust in Him in your tears. Trust the Lord when the pain of the world has taken you over. Trust in Him when your heart is heavy. Trust the Lord when your life is falling apart. Trust in Him in your sufferings and pain. Trust the Lord even when you don’t know what lies ahead. Trust in Him in sorrows. Trust the Lord even when after all your prayers and everything you did but you only get the silence of God. Trust in Him in the silence. Trust the Lord in mourning and dancing. Trust the Lord when you lost someone dear to you. Trust the Lord not just in the mountains but in the valleys too.