In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
October 20-21, 2007 – Reasons to Trust God – Matthew 10:29-31
What a comfort it is to know that, as Christians, we put our faith in a God who truly loves us. Divine love, however, is only one of three reasons we can trust God with our lives. He is also perfect in wisdom and absolutely sovereign.
Because God sees the big picture and knows all of the facts, He has infinitely more wisdom than we do. In His Word, He promises to make our paths straight when we trust Him (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Still, we sometimes look at circumstances from our limited perspective and say to God, “I think You forgot something.” We choose to try our own solution but find out the hard way that it was the wrong choice—all because we didn’t trust His infinite wisdom.
Of course, we cannot see the long-term consequences of all the events in our lives. But we can trust the One who is in perfect control of everything that happens.
Jesus told His disciples that not even a sparrow would fall without God’s consent (Matthew 10:29). He also told Pilate—a prominent Roman official—that he was powerless to order the crucifixion without the Father’s approval (John 19:10-11). God has always remained 100 percent sovereign over everything that happens, from a little bird’s safety to the extraordinary events at the cross.
Peace accompanies the realization that our Father has perfect love, infinite wisdom, and omnipotence. When you understand who He is, you don’t have to worry about what He does.
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