Whom Can You Trust?
Who are the people in your life that you can depend on, the ones who will always be there for you, who will never let you down? Maybe it's your mum or dad? Maybe your wife or husband? A good friend? A colleague at work?
One of the things we learn in life is that trust is built over time. Some people repeatedly let us down and therefore shouldn't be trusted. Other people are good for their word and can be relied on.
The greater the matter at stake, the more important it is to choose someone you know well and can trust, someone of good character. When you get into a difficult situation you need people who are reliable and who can help pull you through.
The Apostle Paul was imprisoned for his preaching of salvation in Jesus Christ. Yet despite suffering in chains, he did not grow despondent regarding his situation. He was convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that he had a trusted ally who would stick by him and deliver him into eternal freedom.
Paul knew the resurrected Jesus Christ, he had met Him on the road to Damascus. Paul had a deep understanding of The Person in whom he had put his trust, the One who had created heaven and earth, the One who loved him and died for his sins so that Paul could be righteous in God's sight, the One who promised him eternal life, the One who was one with The Father, The Almighty God!
2 Timothy 1:12 describes Paul's trust in Jesus:
"That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day."
Whatever our situation or circumstance, what an encouragement it is to know we have a friend in high places who is altogether trustworthy! What peace of mind to know He has proved Himself good for His Word 100% of the time. As you read the gospels you can confirm that with everything Jesus promised, He delivered the goods, every time. Even to the point of rising from the grave on the third day!
If you have put your faith and hope in Jesus Christ, you too can be totally convinced that He is able to guard what you have entrusted to Him for the day He returns to take us home to be with Him.
Praise be to God!
Yours in Christ,
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Posted on Wed, October 18, 2017
by Liberty Office filed under