In this week’s video, Ann admitted that she and God had long had trust issues. Can you relate? If you are having a difficult time trusting God with the hard things in your life, have you ever considered why that is?
For the most part, we have trouble trusting someone for one of two reasons:
- The person in question has been unfaithful and broken our trust, or
- The person in question is someone we do not know very well.
Maybe from your personal experience, God doesn’t seem like someone who can be trusted. Maybe your story is too filled with the dark and the hard of this world. Yet all through Scripture, God is described as faithful. It is the essence of who He is. It is the elemental core of what He does. As Ann reminded us:
“If trust must be earned, hasn’t God unequivocally earned our trust with the bark on the raw wounds, the thorns pressed into the brow, your name on cracked lips? How will He not also graciously give all things He deems best and right? He’s already given the incomprehensible.”
So maybe the problem lies not in who God is, but in how little we know Him. But is it even possible to know an invisible God? Absolutely. In fact, He promises, “those who diligently seek me will find me.” (Proverbs 8:17)
But like all relationships, knowing Him well takes time–
Time spent reading His love letter to us,
time spent talking to Him in prayer,
time spent in silence waiting for Him to reply,
time spent remembering all the times He was faithful in the past, not only in your life, but throughout history,
and time spent today counting the thousands of ways He demonstrates His love for you.
It’s been a while since we’ve shared a song together, so before you close out of this blog, would you take a moment and listen to the words of this Kutless song? If you can, sing them aloud as a prayer. I think you’ll find they do an excellent job of summing up all we’ve been learning this week.