Trusting in God (Isaiah 26:3-4)

Isaiah 26:3-4

 

3 You keep him in perfect peace

whose mind is stayed on you,

because he trusts in you.

4 Trust in the Lord forever,

for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

 

     Trust in God. Trust in him, because he will give peace to the one who does so. Trust in him, because he is an everlasting rock. Trust in him because he is steady and strong. Trust in him because he is sure and always right. Trust in him, and you will find rest.

 

     What a glorious call. Our God promises that he will give rest and peace to the one whose trust is in him. The one who trusts in God, truly trusts in God, is one whose life has been changed by God. The one who trusts in God is one who has been brought from darkness to light. The one who trusts in God is one who will receive from God great peace, great joy, great hope. Even when the circumstances of life are dismal, the one who trusts in God for real has a sweet comfort and confidence that the Lord will bring glory to his name.

 

     How can we trust God? We know that he is our rock. God does not change. The circumstances of the world around us do not sway him. His plans are certain. No evil force can put God off balance. No “natural” disaster can take him by surprise. No clever trickster can change God’s mind. No variant in the moral thinking of man will change what God has declared to be right. God is perfect. For him to change would mean to go from less perfect to more or from more perfect to less, and these things the perfect one cannot do.

 

                Do you trust in God? Is he your hope for salvation? Is he your hope for your future? Have you found yourself truly believing that he is your one and only sure foundation? Have you seen him as your only way to have peace and joy? Have you trusted in Jesus, God the Son, for eternal life? Do you trust in God in your hardships for peace and hope? “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”

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