The Fruit of Trust
“Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.” -William Paul Young
Trust is the natural result of being known and loved.
• If you do not KNOW God LOVES you, you will not TRUST Him.
• If you KNOW God LOVES you, you can TRUST Him.
God created us in His image. His relationship with us is our example for all relationships.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” ~ Genesis 1:27 KJV
• If you do not KNOW a person LOVES you, you cannot TRUST them.
• If you KNOW a person LOVES you, you can TRUST them.
KNOW: surety, confirmation, without question
“Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.” ~ Hebrew’s 6:17-20
LOVE: proven actions for your best good
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." ~ Romans 5:8
TRUST: confidence, faith,
“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” ~ Psalm 91:2
To know Jesus loves us is foundational to trusting Him.
One of my favorite songs is "Jesus loves me, this I know - for the Bible tells me so." It reminds me He's with me, He's looking out for me, He wants the best for my life, and He will never break my trust! He is faithful and unchanging.
Maybe your trust has been broken by a person. It has been said it takes a long time to build trust, but it can be lost in a moment. This is true of people, but never of God! Whisper the words to this song or sing it out loud, "Jesus LOVES me - this I KNOW!"