Now God tucked a tiny little phrase in the book of Jeremiah that will become immense within anyone that pauses to absorb what He said. Here’s the verse:
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD…” – Jeremiah 17:7
Did you catch that? The phrase, “whose trust IS the LORD.” How profound is that?! God is so meticulous with His glory (Isaiah 42:8) that even the trust we use to trust in Him, He gives us! Let me say that a different way.
God wants to bless His children, so He blesses us when we put our trust in Him. And the actual “trust” we use IS the LORD; it’s not even our trust. Therefore, two marvelous facts can be seen from this simple truth.
- We need never fear that we are unable to trust God because He is our “trust.”
- We need never fear that our trust is insufficient, weak, or lacking for our need because it’s not our trust. God, Himself, is in whom we trust, and our trust, itself, is the LORD.
In and By
This truth of God being in and by something can be found in everything. This is truth because Jesus is preeminent in everything:
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.”Colossians 1:16-18
Jesus doesn’t want us to worry about our ability to trust Him and He doesn’t intend for us to struggle to trust Him. What He wants is for us to trust Him, regardless of what happens in life. It really is just that simple.
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