by Dr. Charles Stanley
Monday June 27, 2005
Can We Trust God?
Trust in God is a foundational principal of the Christian life. Sometimes, without giving any consideration to their spiritual maturity, we advise our friends or family to “just trust God.” The truth is that confidence in our Father is not automatic at salvation; it must be learned. Spiritual education in the area of trust begins with three truths we must accept.
First, God is perfect in His love, which means He always does what is best for us. Sometimes we question the dependability of His perfect will for our lives, particularly when things look bleak. Unfortunately, we have the mistaken idea that easy circumstances are a token of God’s love. Not necessarily true. A hallmark of the Father’s love is difficulty and trial because He is committed to transforming us into the image of His Son. This is best accomplished through hardships. He loves us so much that He refuses to leave His plan for our life incomplete.
Second, God is infinite in His wisdom. If God loves us and wants the best for us, He must know the right moves for us to make. He will direct our path if allow Him. Sometimes we do not understand His reasoning, but we ignore His commands at our own peril. We cannot improve on the infinite wisdom of the Lord.
Third, God is sovereign in His control. Nothing can touch our life except through His permissive will. In addition, He orchestrates events to bring about His perfect plan. When we recognize the loving and wise hand of God is always beneath us, we can fall into His palm with absolute trust.
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