I want to tell you about Sarah. She is a really trustworthy person. If she makes a promise, she will without any doubt keep it. She will lay down her very life for her friends.
Now that I have told you this, would you literally trust Sarah with your life? How about if your most trusted friend told you this about her instead of me? If I were you, I would want to get to know her first myself. Trust is earned over time, after all.
Whether you trust Sarah or not does not make any difference to whether she is trustworthy. But as you get to know her, you will be able to believe that she really is trustworthy.
God is trustworthy. God is faithful. The most reliable source of information on the subject tells us this – the Bible.
1 Corinthians 1:9 (WEBBE): 9God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Psalm 56:11 (WEBBE): 11I have put my trust in God.
I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
Hebrews 13:5-6 (WEBBE): 5Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.” 6So that with good courage we say,
“The Lord is my helper. I will not fear.
What can man do to me?”
It is easy enough to agree with this on a theoretical level. Lots of different authors of the Bible all agree that God is trustworthy, and that we should not fear anything or anyone because He will never leave us. We can list all of the verses and compare them and analyse them with our minds.
But despite all of this evidence, it is still hard for us to actually, really, practically believe it. God is trustworthy no matter what we think, but we struggle to really trust in Him. How can we learn to trust in God?
The solution to the problem is so simple that we often overlook it. Get to actually know God! Not learning about Him, but actually spending time with Him, building a relationship with Him. Then you will experience His loving nature, and the theoretical will become a reality in your heart!