“Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You delivered them.” Psalms 22:4 NKJV
In our world today, there has been an increasing dependence on technology and artificial intelligence. For example, people trust that Google Map can take them to destinations they have never been to before. We follow diligently the voice’s direction and believe that it will take us to our destination. Sadly, some believers do not have that level of trust in God and are easily shaken up when faced with difficult questions or situations.
From our anchor text, King David spoke about the dependability of God in times past. He reminds us of the trust the fathers of old had and how God came through for them because of their trust in Him. We are reminded that we have a God who is known for His commitment to His promises to His people and ensuring that none of His words fall to the ground.
God has a track record of keeping His word. This nature and character of God as trustworthy is seen throughout Scriptures. In Genesis 22:16-18, God swore by Himself that He would keep His promise to Abraham. Paul reiterated this in Hebrews 6:13-18. He bound Himself with an oath, so that Abraham could be “perfectly sure that He would never change His mind.” (NLT) How powerful! He goes over and beyond to fulfill His promise.
The trustworthiness of God stirred up great faith in Abraham such that even when it seemed that his promised son would be sacrificed, he was convinced that God’s word to him would still not fail (Hebrews 11:9). What a strong conviction!
Moreso, we can trust God because it is impossible for Him to lie (Numbers 23:19, Hebrews 6:18). God’s word is true and can be taken for what it is. Sometimes, our feelings may contradict the word of God, but it is not our reality. Whatever He has said to do, He always does it. This is evidenced in His promise for salvation that was fulfilled in Christ Jesus, and we are all beneficiaries of it!
God can also be trusted because He keeps the promises that He makes (Deuteronomy 32:8). He has engraved you in the palm of His hands and always has you on His mind (Isaiah 49:15-16, Psalm 8:4). He has put His Spirit in you and identified you as His own (Ephesians 1:13-14). He has also given us His Word. So, even when the going gets tough, we can look to the Word of God and be assured of the truth.
Dear believer, God has a track record of credibility. He is the same; yesterday, today, and forever. This should give you great boldness to defend Him before the world. Yes! God can be trusted.
Bible Reading plan: Ruth 3-4