As I was reflecting on a message that I gave at Breathe a year ago, I am still in awe of God’s promise given to us! “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”
We were looking at the issue of trust and how sin has affected that in our lives. Realizing that you and I were created to be always dependent upon another, and that other was to be God. We looked into the Biblical narrative and discovered that when Sin entered our world, it was formed around a trust issue. Is God good? Can God be trusted? Is God withholding from us? Ever since then, we have not trusted God as we should of and that has forever sent humanity into a tailspin of pride and insecurity.
The reality of this issue is that to trust in ourselves is to trust in our brokenness and to trust in our brokenness is to live a life of frustration, and ultimately, destruction.
Because of Jesus, rescuing us from the trap of sin and destruction of death, we are now able to live lives free of that old nature and to be able to learn how to trust God. However, this doesn’t happen over night does it? It is a process and that’s why I love this passage.
God has promised us, that He will fulfill His purpose for us. I can trust that. I can be assured of that. God can only bring about good for me and for you. God can only lead us to life. We trust. We take the next step in trusting whatever that is for us. He can be trusted. Even when we slip up again, look, the Psalmist declares that God’s steadfast love endures forever. Talk about a redundant phrase! Steadfast love already speaks of never moving or changing, but now the writer emphasizes an eternal quality about it!
God can be trusted. Allow yourself to rest in His hands. Silence your pride and calm your insecurities. God will fulfill His purposes for you!