I trust you. That is what God is saying to each and every single one of us today. I remember when God told me to write about that I thought, “Yeah, look…I can’t write about that. I don’t even trust me!” “I trust you,” God says. See God trusts us and I will give you two things that indicate His trust.
God has given us the gift of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. God exists in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God has trusted us to be carriers of His Holy Spirit and He lives inside of us. He trusts us to steward Him well and to treat Him well and with respect as He embarks on this journey in life with us. He trusts us to involve Him in our everyday decision making because no longer is He a distant God He is Immanuel, God with us. He trusts us to be carriers of His Presence wherever we go. To carry His peace, His love, His person where ever we go. He not only trusts us with His Spirit, He trusts us with His heart that is why we are told not to grieve the Holy Spirit (see Ephesians 4:20). God trusts us with Himself.
The second way God has trusted us, I found a bit difficult to swallow when I first heard it. God trusts us to complete the work of salvation with Him on earth. Jesus came and lived on Earth once. He gave us the great commission in Matthew 28:16-20. Jesus in Matthew 24:14 said that He would not return to Earth until the gospel has been preached to all the nations in all the world. Is God going to send His angels to preach the gospel? No. Is Jesus coming back to help us preach the gospel? No. God has put His trust in us to preach the gospel where ever we can that the good news might reach everyone in all the world. Not only so Jesus may come back and we get to leave life in this corrupt world, but so that we may win souls to the Kingdom of God. So that others may share in the love of the Father who calls us to Himself.
God wants us to preach the gospel so that others may also receive the light of God into their hearts and break free from the bondage that holds them captive to the dark forces of the world. You know this is a big task that God has entrusted to us BUT He does not leave us to do it alone. He has given us His Spirit who is alive in us to help us every step of the way. Mind you, preaching is often times done without words. People watch our lives as we serve God and God ministers to them through our actions. You seldom need a pulpit to preach. Just be you and serve God where you are. When we do that, God fights our battles in the invisible realm and He protects us as we stand firm on His word. He covers us with the blood of the Lamb as we go on our great commission with God alongside us. God trusts us not to hide but to be the light in the world that others may be drawn to His light.
God trusts you. Some of you may be thinking, “Well, you don’ just get trust. Trust is earned”. Indeed, trust is earned and Jesus paid a high price for our relationship with the Father. Also, the Word says if you prove yourself trustworthy with a few things, God will trust you with more (see Luke 16:10). So, whatever you may have in your hand right now, be it your family, kids, car, friends, new shoes- God trusts you with that. Be a good steward of what God has given to you.
I will throw in a bonus point. God has given us the gift of free will. We can choose what we want to do in any situation we are in. God trusts us enough to let us go through troublesome times. Following Christ is not a stroll in the park, trouble will come (see John 16:33) but God trusts us to continue choosing Him even when we have our backs against the wall and the odds seem to be stacked up against us. He trusts that we will continue to choose Him and continue trusting Him as He trusts us. He trusts that we will continue to choose to use our free will to submit to His will and His purpose. With every day we face, with every situation that comes our way, we have a choice. God trusts us to use that freedom of choice, that free will to continue to choose Him and serve Him no matter the circumstances. Now we all know how crazy life in this world can get, so that is a lot of trust!
I hope you hear the words from God’s heart today saying, “I trust you”. We may feel unworthy to be trusted by God but understand this, as much as you may think you know about yourself, God knows way more and He created you and He says that He trusts you.
Have a blessed day.