The book of Psalms is immensely insightful in the area of trust. Trust is complete confidence in a person or plan, certainty based on past experiences or the trait of believing in the reliability and honesty of someone. Trust is to allow without fear. All these definitions will provide a good background as we learn more about trusting God through the Psalms.
Short Overview on the Book of Psalms:
Psalms is synonymous with praise and worship, intimacy, honesty, complete dependence and a hunger for God. When I lack words, I turn to the Psalms for a prayer. Whatever the situation, Psalms addresses it. Prayers for salvation from internal and external affliction abound. It is a crystal representation of what we go through in our daily lives: troubles, sin, defeat, wickedness, sickness, enemies, liars, false friends, pride and many other dangers. We can all relate to this at one point or another in our lives. Yet again, as much as there are dangers and snares and what not, there are many chapters dedicated to praising God. That yes: in as much
as we are faced with temptations, we have innumerable reasons to trust in God.
The beauty of Scripture, amongst many others, is that we need not seek truth elsewhere. The Lord instructs and teaches us out of His law[Ps94:12]. The reality of our lives is right there. It is rebuke,
discipline, correction and training in righteousness[2Tim3:16]; relevant for today as it was in the days of old; active and sharper than any double edged sword[Heb4:12].
Trust is a foundational part of our Christian faith.
The psalmist would not sincerely question God if he didn’t think he would get an answer. He would not sincerely trust God if he didn’t think God could be trusted. He would not sincerely praise God if he didn’t think he had reason(s) to praise. We aren’t trusting in a false hope, fiction or fallacy.
GOD IS OUT TRUST[Ps71:5].
So, please put into consideration this five-sided perspective of trust(we will look at this in upcoming posts):
- Things to do as you trust God.
- How your life will look like when you trust God.
- Reasons to trust God.
- Alternatives that we often trust.
- What you will be like when you trust God.
” Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him, I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with Him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation. “