Throughout our whole lives, we struggle with trust. Somewhere along the way, someone or a group of people have broken our trust. We find it hard to trust anyone after that. Because of this, as a Christian, we find it hard to trust God. We read in Scripture the promises He has given us. He calls us to do things on this earth, but we struggle to completely give our trust over to Him. We tend to not be able to trust God with our future, with our plans, with our hopes, with our dreams, with our goals, with our relationships, with our money, and even sometimes with our own lives.
So many times, we
FAIL TO TRUST BUT FALL TO DOUBT.
This is something that was a struggle ever since humans were created. Adam and Eve failed to trust God but fell to doubt. God gave them everything they needed. Food, comfort, relationship, love, joy, peace; everything that they desired and needed was in the palm of their hand. But one day a small seed of doubt arose within them about God’s Word and it gave an open door for Satan to make his move. The result of that doubt was sin for all mankind.
Now we look at Adam and Eve and think, “Wow, how could they do that! They were crazy, I will never do something like that.” When it comes down to it, don’t we do the same thing? God has given us what we need, He has given us much of our desires and yet there always seems to be some sort of doubt creeping in all the time and that is exactly what Satan wants.
Scripture says in John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” Satan’s desire for us as Christians is to DESTROY, to KILL, to STEAL our trust in Jesus. If he can plant doubt into us, then we will lose our effectiveness for God. When we doubt, like Adam and Eve, there are consequences. Satan cannot take us to Hell with Him (Romans 8:38) but he can make us lose our witness, our urgency to see souls saved, and our joy away. If he can do that, then he thinks he has won .
The truth is, for too many of us, he has done that already. We know what God’s Word says, no one has to show us that, we just doubt what He says can be trusted.
God said, ” I will never leave you, nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Why then, do we doubt that God will take care of us and not lead us rightly. God loved us so much to send His only Son to die for us so that we can have a relationship with Him.
Our eternity is in His hands; we CAN trust God!
I feel like God says sometimes, “My son, why do you doubt me, have you forgotten what I have done for you before? Have you not seen how I have provided for you before? Please, just trust in Me, I will take care of you.”
No matter what the circumstance is, you can trust in God. If you are like me and you are doubting God’s Word, read Hebrews 11-12:2, look at every person the writer speaks of and get encouragement from that.
STAND on the promises of Scripture, no matter the cost. God will never fail you.
Truth is Immortal,