I often see blog posts and even books on the subject of trusting God. I’ve even written a few blog posts myself on the topic. There’s no doubt about it, our God is absolutely trustworthy. He is a covenant keeper; faithful to his promises.
Down through the centuries, God has has shown the absolute infallibility of His trustworthiness.
Leaders, Kings and Queens have testified to putting their trust in God. And I’m not only speaking about Biblical leaders; In the book The Servant Queen and the King she Serves, Queen Elizabeth II had this to say about God’s faithfulness:
“I have been – and remain – very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love. I have indeed seen his faithfulness” Queen Elizabeth II
We know God can be trusted. His trustworthiness is not what this post is about.
This morning my attention was captured by the story in the book of numbers, where Miriam and Aaron were criticising Moses, the Lord overheard them and came to Moses’ defence. I was so taken with the words that God used regarding Moses: “Now listen to what I say: “If there were prophets among you, I, the Lord, would reveal myself in visions. I would speak to them in dreams. But not with my servant Moses. Of all my house, he is the one I trust. I speak to him face to face, clearly, and not in riddles! He sees the Lord as he is. So why were you not afraid to criticize my servant Moses?” Numbers 12:6-8
God Trusted Moses
What a wonderful thing to have God say about you! We know He loves us unconditionally, because He says so in His Word. But Moses had something a little more – he had shown himself trustworthy; God knew he could trust Moses.
It occurred me that I sometimes get so caught up with ‘proving’ God’s trustworthiness, either in my writing, to encourage my readers, or to myself in my own private life, when I’m struggling – I remind myself to trust Him; that He is trustworthy. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing – of course it isn’t, after all, ‘David encouraged himself in theLord’ – But what struck me is the imbalance that can so easily occur – I know I can trust God, absolutely, but can God trust me?
It’s quite a weighty thought, isn’t it?
Can God trust you?