Why should I trust God?

What character traits exist in someone you trust? Some might include: Truthful, Right, Good, Willing to Claim You, Willing to Fight for You, Willing to Mediate for You, Won’t Forsake You, Shows Mercy, Loves You.

These character traits in a person are great! However, because that person is a human being, those traits are imperfect because of sin. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.”

Those same character traits in God are perfect because He is holy. Consider:

  • “For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is done in truth” (Psalm 33:4).
  • “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’” (John 14:6).
  • “For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations” (Psalm 100:5).
  • “The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him” (Lamentations 3:25).
  • “But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine.’” (Isaiah 43:1).
  • “One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the LORD your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you” (Joshua 23:10).
  • “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).
  • “For the LORD will not forsake His people, for His great name’s sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you His people” (1 Samuel 12:22).
  • “Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful” (Psalm 116:5).
  • “So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy” (Romans 9:16).
  • “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1 John 4:8).
  • “But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

These and so many more traits found in God’s Word tell us, clearly, that we can trust our great God. For more information, you might like Adrian Rogers’ message, How to Feel Good About God, or the Bible Study, Faith: The Heart’s Response to God’s Character.

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