Thursday, December 29, 2016


Only the Lord is worthy of the confidence of His people.

Life is full of trust  - trusting things (like the brakes on my car), trusting people (like the doctor prescribing medicine), trusting friends (like the one I confide in).  Yet in the final analysis, only the Lord is worthy of total confidence.

Life has many lessons, and one of the greatest disappointments is when people let us down – untrustworthy. I am not pointing the finger of accusation, rather admitting to the incapacity of humanity to consistently rise to the expectation of others. Only the Lord is capable. God certainly changes people to develop trustworthy character, but just when you think you have found someone, disappointment sets in. Why? – God wants the focus of our faith to be on HIMSELF – to maintain trust in the only one who is worthy of our confidence.

Whether it be the matter of salvation, forgiveness, eternal life etc, or the details of life, food, shelter, safety, purpose etc, HE alone has the power and wisdom to honour our trust.

A very old proverb put it so well:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
       And lean not on your own understanding
         In all your ways acknowledge Him
              And He shall direct your paths.”

                                    Proverbs 3:5

or as the little chorus puts it:

'Trust in the Lord and don't despair,
He is a friend so true
No matter what your troubles are,
Jesus will see you through.'

This  is not just some sentimental pill from a depressed writer. No, this is the teaching of the prophet Isaiah (2.22), the Apostle Peter (5.7), the apostle Paul (2 Corinthians 1.9) and the Lord Himself (Matthew 6,7)

and so we can sing "simply trusting every day
                                    trusting through a stormy way
                                      even when my faith is small
                                        trusting Jesus , that is all"


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