“Just trust me!” Ever hear someone say that? Whether we do or not depends of the character of the person, their proven record of dependability, and their ability to perform what we’re trusting them for. Believe me, I’ve had a few people who said that to me and I found myself saying an inner “No way!”
Following Jesus, however, and pleasing God requires trust – it demands faith! If we’re talking about character, God is the epitome of character! A proven record of dependability? He personifies faithfulness! His ability to perform? How’s “omnipotent” (all-powerful) and a name like “the Almighty” for that issue?
Yet we struggle with faith – we find it difficulty to trust Him! Figure that one out! I read these introductory words this morning from Hebrews 11 during “coffee with the Lord” and they challenged me to trust Him more…
“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen… By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible… Without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God, for whoever would draw near to Him must believe the He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” (from Hebrews 11:1-6)
At times it may be difficult to have faith because the challenges I face seem so great! But I’m going to trust Him! I believe He exists! I believe He created and sustains everything – from the smallest sub-atomic particle to the entire universe! I’ve trusted Him with my past – my present – and my eternal future! He’s transformed my life and been true to His promises! And I believe He rewards those who seek Him with all their heart. Hebrews 11 tells the story of a lot of others that have put their trust in Him and found Him reliable. So here goes… I’m going to trust Him! How about you?””