We live infinitely better than what we deserve.
When we arrive at the point in our trial where we understand that God knows better than we do and gives to us better than we deserve, then we know we are putting our trust in Him.
Trust requires confidence that isn’t swayed by how we feel in a given moment.
Learning to trust God this way—specifically when life doesn’t make sense—is essential to the Christian life. If we cannot trust God in difficulty, we do not trust Him at all. Trust in Someone that is never put to the test is like displaying furniture that never gets used—it is all show and not useful.
And what is the value of inadequate trust?
God is infinitely trustworthy. If He went to the trouble of saving us in our hour of greatest need, why would He abandon us in our moment of lesser need?
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:33–36 ESV).
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