We trust in a lot of things to save us. The strength of a chair to save us from falling. The power of a bridge to support our weight so we don’t plummet to the river below. The driver in the oncoming traffic will stay on his side of the yellow line to save our life.
Webster defines trust as “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something.” When we trust in Jesus, we believe that He is God’s Son and that His sacrifice pays the price for our sin. We are relying on and trusting God’s character…and His ability to do what He has promised. Ultimately, we are trusting on the power, strength, and the truth of His love.
Faith in Christ is the foundation, the first step, to a relationship with God.
Today’s scripture is one of many that explain the gospel message. We all fall short of God’s standard…we all have sinned…and so none of us can have a relationship with God on our own merit or power. The good news is that God loved us enough to send his Son, Jesus, to make a way for us. Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for every sin committed by man…past, present and future. Our responsibility is to trust Jesus as our Lord and Savior. When we do this, we are made right with God and can enjoy a personal relationship with him.
Today, ask yourself these questions; Have I trusted in Jesus? Have I received His love and His sacrifice for my sin? What is the evidence I trust in God and not my intellect, bank account, friends, looks, health, etc? If I lost any, or all of these things, would I still trust in God? He loves you with a love we can’t even begin to comprehend. And He is trustworthy. He will never leave you. He will never disappoint you. He will always love you. In this world of uncertainty, there is no hope. But in Jesus there is every hope. That, you can trust in.
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Dear Father God, I realize that I am not worthy to be in Your presence. But I believe that Jesus paid the price for my sin and that through Him I can come to You. I receive Him now as my savior. But don’t let be the last step, just the first step of my growing trust in You, for all eternity. Please forgive my sins. I want to follow and trust in Jesus. I pray this and all prayers in the name of the One you sent to set me free, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.