All of us face a very important question on a daily basis. It’s a question that gets to the core of our relationship with God. Many people ask the diagnostic question: “Do you love God?” But that’s easy. Loving God is easy. What’s not to love? The true question that we all face is, “Do you trust God?”
I mean… Do you REALLY trust God?
Last week I was babysitting my 10-month-old niece. When she got hungry, I prepared her bottle, held her in my arms, and as I was rocking her and feeding her, I thought “this little girl trusts me.” She completely trusted me to take care of her and meet her needs. And as much as I love her, and as nice as I am, with all my good intentions toward her – I will still fail her. And yet she trusts me…
So why is it that we have such a hard time trusting God, who IS perfect?
I propose to you that it’s because we have a distorted picture of God’s true nature. We live in a world that has made it a habit to attribute everything bad that happens to God. Like earthquakes, hurricanes, and the like are called “acts of God”. And anything good that happens, well… that’s just “luck”.
And because we have such a distorted perception of who God really is, we have a hard time really trusting Him. Have you ever found yourself questioning God? Or shaking your fist at Him? Have you every wondered where God was in the middle of a situation?
I’d like for us to consider just 3 attributes of God. Let’s see if we can get a clearer picture of who He really is.
First, God is LOVE. And because God is love, His will is ALWAYS perfect. He has good thoughts toward you. He has loved you with an everlasting love. He loves you so much, that even in your sins, He loved you and made a way for you to come to Him. God is Love, so His will is always perfect.
God is OMNISCIENT. And because God knows everything, His ways are ALWAYS best. Now, you may disagree with Him, or not understand His ways or His timing. But He knows everything about you. He knows your past, your present and your future. He knows things you haven’t even imagined. He is omniscient, so His ways are always best.
God is OMNIPOTENT. And because He has unlimited resources, He will give you EVERYTHING that you need for His will to be done in your life. He will never give you an assignment without giving you all that you need to accomplish it. He’s not setting you up to fail. He is omnipotent, so He will give you all that you need for His will to be done.
Can you trust God? Can you trust a God who is Love, who is Omnicient, and who is Omnipotent? Can you trust your life, your decisions, and your future to the one whose will is always perfect, whose ways are always the best, and who will give you all that you need for His will to be done in your life?
Is there an area that you have been struggling with lately? You can trust God. He will never let you down. You can rest comfortably in His arms – like my little niece did in mine – and trust Him.
Dr. Chiqui Polo-Wood | All Rights Reserved 2015