Reasons Why We Need to Trust in God
By Mei Manuel, February 06, 2017 03:02 AM
It is common to hear people say that we must put our trust in the Lord our God, because He is all-knowing, all-powerful and He is present no matter where we look all the time.
However, there are times people fail to trust Him because we do not look for Him beyond our vision and prefer to believe something we can see rather than something that cannot be seen.
The Bible tells us that we Christians "walk by faith, not by sight" (see 2 Corinthians 5:7 MEV).
The Christian life is one that is built on believing in a God we cannot see in the flesh, but know Him by faith. When we believe in a God because we see Him, it's not faith anymore, for "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (see Hebrews 11:1).
If you remain skeptical about believing in Him and trusting Him, here are some benefits that only He can give to those who trust in Him, as cited in Psalm 91.
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.'" (Psalm 91:1-2)
1. Protection from enemies
When we trust in God for everything including our safety, He assures us that He will protect us.
"Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter and from the deadly pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall find protection; His faithfulness shall be your shield and wall. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day; nor of the pestilence that pursues in darkness, nor of the destruction that strikes at noonday." (Psalm 91:3-6)
2. Helps us build an unshakable confidence
When we trust in God for everything, nothing in this earth can ever shake us. Even if we are left alone, we are still confident that we are not alone for He is with us.
"A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling, there shall be no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your tent; for He shall give His angels charge over you to guard you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot." (Psalm 91:7-13)
3. An Assurance That God Will Come To Your Rescue Always
When we put our full trust in God and abandon ourselves to Him as we fulfill His desires for us, He will make sure to respond to our calls always, especially when we are in trouble.
"Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, and I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation." (Psalm 91:14-16)
4. Available Through Jesus Christ
As cited in Ephesians 1:3, putting our trust in Him and praise Him will open many spiritual blessings to come to us.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." (Ephesians 1:3)
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