Is It Too Much For You To Trust God’s Word?

Ephesians 1:13 “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, “

Ephesians 1:14 “Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”

Hello readers, I’m back online! Quite literally, because over the weekend we had a storm of a ferocity I haven’t experienced before. Consequentially our state had a lot of power blackouts as trees were thrown around like they were nothing taking everything including powerlines with them!

As the trees shook violently, I couldn’t help but think of the “shaking” mentioned in Hebrews, and how God has promised to shake the earth and the heaven. What is going to survive that? If some strong winds for a brief time can shake things up so badly, what about when God arises to shake terribly the earth? Far out.

But stuff did remain after the shaking, there were trees that were left, and some trees though with snapped limbs, did remain. Because God shakes to remove the stuff that needs to be shaken off. And after God does the final shake, the only thing that’s going to remain is Jesus Christ, his word, and those that believed and trusted in him.

Today I want to focus on the word “trust”. Because Biblical Christianity really just comes down to trusting God’s word. It is possible to mount many compelling arguments, and debate forever, but I can’t and nobody can reason you into the kingdom of God, nor faith in God’s word.

At the end of the day, you’re just going to have to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save you and to believe that God is a man of his word and will keep his word. Which he is. And trust isn’t beyond you, it’s something you can do, and it’s something you do do already. Everyone has a lot of trust, they trust people that they shouldn’t, so why not trust someone you can?

And I had a crystallizing sort of thought in my head regarding trust. Because as simple as trusting God’s promise to save me when I believe in his Son Jesus Christ is… it’s actually something I don’t really, really trust in I’ve found.

Because although I do trust him, when I am fearful, or I think I’m going to die, the first thing that pops into my mind isn’t God’s promise, but how I performed. Because ultimately we all tend to trust in what we are doing or have done rather than God’s word. And most people will trust that their good outweighs their bad, or they’re a pretty good person or whatever… but they won’t go into eternity trusting in God’s promise alone.

Here in these verses quoted above, we see that the Christian journey starts with trust. We trust that God’s word is the truth, and we trust in the promise that God has made us to forgive us of our sins and save us and give us eternal life through Jesus Christ his Son. Paul’s journey started with that, the Ephesian church started with that, and we too start with that.

And yet trust is also where so many Christians get derailed. Because Satan somehow pulls the switcheroo on us. He gets us to stop trusting Christ and start trusting in ourselves. And while we say and think we trust Christ, really we are trusting in what we do and don’t do. What are you trusting in that is not trust in Christ? We are so easily corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

And for many people, it’s too much to simply trust Christ to be saved. It’s too much to simply trust his promise. As incredible as it is, it’s “too much” to simply trust God’s promise. Instead it’s “gotta be something I’m doing” as well, to feel like I “really have it”. What makes you feel like you really have it? And yet all the while how I “really have it” is only because of God’s promise.

And I thank God for that, because if my salvation is up to me, I’m sunk. And so I want to be a child of Abraham, because he trusted God’s word, he trusted the promise, and I want to be a child of the promise. Not a child of how good I am, not a child of religion, a child of the promise.

Because I can never be good enough. I can never repent hard enough. I can never be sorry enough. I can never perform well enough. I can never live up to the salvation I have. And that’s not a copout, that’s just the reality of this life… because we have been redeemed yes, but we’re waiting for our redemption. We only have the “earnest” of our redemption so far. We’re promised, but many promises lie ahead, just like with Abraham, but we know God is good for them.

And Jesus Christ said in Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” It’s so easy to drop our heads, because things get tough, and around us looks a lost cause. And it is. But look up and lift up Christian… our redemption is coming. We shouldn’t be dragging our hands and feet, but we are, because we haven’t looked up, and we haven’t lifted up.

So I want to encourage you just to simply trust God’s word. It’s the right place to put your trust. Is it really too much to trust God’s word? It kinda reminds me of Namaan’s servants “And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?” Is it too much Namaan? You think it has to be more, but it’s as simple as trusting God’s word! And it’s no more than that! And of course if you trust his word you will obey it!

So let’s trust in Jesus Christ and let’s take God at his word. It’s such a simple place to be in life, but it’s the place we must be. Gather under his wing, there’s place there for you. Just think of how little chickens run for under the wing of their mother, and that’s gotta be us, run for cover, and get back to where it all started… simple trust in Jesus Christ, to be saved, and to live saved.


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Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 32 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – :)

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