Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Psalms 62:8)
Believer, when are you to trust the Lord? Are we to trust Him only when all is well and doubt Him when all is dark? Are we to trust Him only when we understand what He is doing but when all is unclear are we to lean on our own wisdom or knowledge? Are we to trust Christ only when our love is strong but when grace is low in exercise and our love is at its weakest are we to lean on the arm of flesh?
No! The believer in Christ is to trust Christ at ALL TIMES! Trust the Lord in prosperity and poverty. Trust the Lord with understanding and especially when our knowledge fails, our faith is low and times are darkest.
So then believer, how much are we to trust Him?
Is this trust in Christ at any time to be partial or cooperative? Are you to trust Christ only when it aligns with your reason or wisdom? Are you to trust Him so long as it is logical?
No! “Trust the Lord with ALL THINE HEART and Lean NOT unto your understanding (Proverbs 3:5)!” You do not need to understand but to trust Him completely for His Grace! Our understanding is at best only through a glass darkly and our way is full of sin and misery. Therefore when our faith is weak, our love is low, and the way is dark let us trust Christ who Loved us and gave Himself for us.
What is it to trust the Lord? It is to “Acknowledge Him in all thy ways. (Proverbs 3:6)” Acknowledge God as He has revealed Himself in His word by faith. In Faith Acknowledge the truth that “Salvation is of the Lord. (Jonah 2:9)” Acknowledge His deity and Sovereignty (Isa.46:9-10). Acknowledge His gospel of sovereign election by grace and the perfect redemption of Jesus Christ by His blood (Rom.9:11-13; Heb. 10:14). Acknowledge His Holy Spirit who has quickened us and keeps us trusting in Jesus Christ until He comes again and receives us unto Himself (John 3:8; 1Peter 1:5).
When do you trust the Lord? At all times! How much are to trust Him? With ALL THINE heart! What is it to trust Him? It is to believe on Jesus Christ alone as all our hope and salvation! And this is always the result: “…He shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 5:6b).” All thy paths, all thy ways are in the hands of the Lord who chose you, redeemed you, called you, and keeps you. You can never go wrong trusting Christ too much or too often!
-Pastor Fred Evans