Trust! We want it. We want to be able to trust everyone. It starts at an early age. We trust everyone to meet our every need. We expect those that love us to always be trustworthy. But, unfortunately, we know that’s not the case.
People let us down. People are flawed. People make mistakes. People sin. It’s nothing new. It all began in the garden when Eve was deceived. Man is fallen. I’m not writing to talk about the importance of being trustworthy, which is another day, but to offer you hope. Everywhere you turn you hear the cries of all the people we cannot trust!
I’m sure that Daniel felt this way. Here he was a young man taken from his home. Told he needed to follow all the customs of this new place. His name was taken away. His food. His clothing. Even his manhood was probably taken. His peers plotted against him. He was well liked not because he went a long with the crowd but because he went with the one who he could trust. He continued to cry out to God, 3 times a day. It went against the law of the land but he realized there is only one who we can truly trust.
Recently, I was reading in Daniel, the chapter where Daniel is thrown into the lion’s den. Tucked away in verse 23 of chapter 6 are the words…”no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.”
During this time of insecurity, mistrust, apprehension, fear, I believe God is calling of to each trust in Him and Him alone. David knew this too. Psalm 37:3-7 reflects the goodness of God when we trust in Him. He sees everything and knows you. He waits for you to call to Him and put your trust in Him. “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.”