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  • Writer's pictureAlan Fong

Only Trust Him

Today's Verse:

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. ~Jeremiah 17:7

 

The second term of former President Richard Nixon was marked by scandal and failure. The infamous Watergate event uncovered a president and his associates who were dishonest and unscrupulous. The sentiment across the nation was, “Who can I trust?” Some became skeptical of those in high positions. Others were very careful to search out all matters to be sure that the evidence was truthful. This morning, we are thankful that God can be trusted at all times. In these perilous times and uncertain days, the promise that God gave to Jeremiah still holds true. “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD”!

 

There is the human reality.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” The reality is that our heart is sinful and deceitful. Our sinful nature is more prone to trusting in our efforts, our education, our riches, and our false gods. The biggest idol of this age is the idol of self. Like Judah, our sinful and vain worship of self has resulted in shuffled and misplace priorities. Christians don’t have time for the worship of God. The Lord’s Day is forsaken. The human reality is that our sin-filled heart is careless about our relationship with God.

 

There is the hardened result.

“The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;” When we become comfortable with our sin, self, and society, our heart becomes terribly hardened. God described the idolatrous nation as being so hardened, He could write their sins with a pen of iron and the point of a diamond upon their hearts. What a serious indictment about our hardness. Have we become hardened to real heartfelt worship? Have we become mechanical when it comes to praying? Have we become hardened to the cautions and warnings of God’s Word? Have we become hardened to the preacher’s preaching? Casual apathy results in hardness of heart.

 

There is the holy responsibility.

“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD.” First, we are to trust in the Lord with all our heart and not lean upon our own understanding. Trusting God is assigning everything about our life, footsteps, and concerns to Him and to Him alone. We walk by faith and not by sight. Trusting God is not being wise in our own eyes, but to fear the Lord and depart from evil. Second, the cure for a sin-sick and hardened heart is trusting in God. Trust takes the question marks away and inserts periods instead. Trust is saying “Yes, Lord!” Trusting God is giving Him signature authority over our lives. In all our ways, we are to acknowledge him. Instead of fear, there is faith. Instead of logic, there is the Lord. Instead of “I think I should,” there is “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Will you trust in the Lord with all your heart? Will you trust in the Lord completely for your family, fears, and future?

 

There is the happy reward.

“Whose hope the LORD is.” We have the complete assurance that everything will work together for good. We know that we have done the right thing. We know that we are in His will. We know that God is glorified. My hope is not in the government: my hope is in God. My hope is not in money: my hope is in my Master.

 

“Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust.” Trust in God! Trust in God completely! Trust in God today!

 

Have a trust-filled God Morning!


Bible Reading Schedule: Psalm 26-31

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