Trusting God requires an act of our mind as well as our will. We need to teach our minds that God is completely worthy of our trust. Here are three essential truths about God which lead us to trust Him more fully:
1 – God is completely sovereign. He rules with no one above Him. God is, was, and always will be the absolute authority. He is In control of everything without question. He is the dominate and supreme Lord and King reigning over all of history; over all time. God has no beginning and no end.
2 – God is infinite in wisdom. God knows the future. He is limitless in insight. His judgment is final, accurate, and just. Romans 11:33 “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!”
3 – God is perfect in love. We often hear, and sometimes ask, “If God is a God of love, how can such a thing happen?” Jeremiah affirmed God’s perfect wisdom when he wrote, “Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.” Lamentations 3:32-33
Jeremiah also offends many when in the same chapter v 37-38 he writes: “Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it? Is it not from the mouth of the most High that both calamities and good things come?”
We must learn to trust what we don’t understand because God is completely trustworthy. Psalm 9 verse ten show us that, “Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
To know God’s name is to know Him in an intimate personal way. It is more than knowing facts about God. It is coming into a deeper personal relationship with Him as a result of seeking Him and discovering Him to be completely trustworthy.