by Dr. Charles Stanley
Saturday June 25, 2005
A God We Can Trust
We must be careful whom we trust in this world. People make promises they cannot keep, break confidences on a whim, and come out with statements that are untrue. But there is someone who keeps every promise, never lies, and refuses to break a confidence: almighty God.
We serve a faithful Father. Throughout Scripture, God guarantees His children He will pardon our sins (1 John 1:9), supply all our needs (Philippians 4:19), protect us (Psalm 91), answer our prayers (Matthew 7:7-8), and be with us. (Deuteronomy 31:6) With this set of divine guarantees, a promise can be applied to every aspect of our lives. In fact, we can probably remember many occasions when God has fulfilled one of these scriptural assurances. Spending time recalling His faithfulness is an important exercise for believers because it strengthens our trust.
When we look back over the course of our life, we can also see the constancy of God. He does not change in His person or purpose. That means His faithfulness and trustworthiness are as true today as they were in Bible times, our parent’s generation, and yesterday afternoon. What great comfort we can draw from an unchanging Father during times of upheaval. Some of the most powerful metaphors in Christianity speak to this aspect of His nature—God the rock and God the anchor.
The Lord’s character is perfectly consistent with trust. Because of His love, He commits to fulfilling His promises to every generation of believers. We can trust God to do all He says He will do—and so much more. He will never fail us.
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