The ABC’s of Lent | Trust | Psalm 62.8 |

by | Mar 31, 2020

Psalm 62:8, “Trust in him at all times, oh people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.”

1 John 5:14, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.”

Psalm 20:7, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”

Definition of “Trust”: the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

It’s easy to say we trust God in good times. When everything is going right. When our world is in order and our lives are blessed, it’s simple to say “God is good.”

But what about when times are difficult? When we face a global pandemic, when our world is in chaos, and our hope is quickly fading? Or when our plans change like with a job, a relationship or our future. How can we trust God when these times come? When the walls are crumbling around us and we have no means to escape?

I can not lie, this has been a stressful time. Watching the news on the COVID-19 virus, seeing the world in turmoil, praying for the thousands of first responders struggling, and hearing about the deaths across the world from something we can not see. It can be a little terrifying.

But we must remember, that in this time, like Max Lucado said, “We feed our faith and not our fears.” Which is why Scripture is one of the top remedies for developing trust in your heart and soul. The verses I have offered are examples of people crying out to God. I chose three out of hundreds examples in Scripture. Two from the Psalms and one from 1 John. Take a moment to read those again.

Psalm 62.8 tells us to trust in him, pour out our hearts because he is a refuge for the people. 1 John 5.14 says, if we ask for anything according to his will he hears us,” and Psalm 20.7, one of my all time favs says people put their trust in everything but God, but not us — we trust in his name.

So, what are you waiting for? Trust in him. Turn to him. He who is reliable, faithful, strong and loving. He will not abandon his people nor leave us alone. Even in the midst of the storms of life, Jesus is always faithful and can be trusted.

Will you trust him today?

“O Lord God, you are good. I am so thankful for your love in my life and for the strength you have given me to trust in your name. I am but a servant, humble and meek. I am your creation, called to serve you, to glorify your name, and to remind others to do the same. Come now, Holy Spirit, fill us with your power and love. Allow us to find strength and healing in the name of Jesus alone. For you are good and your love endures forever.” Amen