Trusting in the Son of God
Galatians 2:20 NLT
“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
When we trust in Christ for salvation we are joined with Him in His crucifixion, as well as His victory over sin and death. Trusting Jesus is crucial to living up to our potential in Him. This isn’t just true for the easy areas, but the difficult areas of trust as well. He calls us to trust Him with all of who we are all of the time. What exactly are we trusting? We are trusting that His sacrifice is enough to saturate and cover every area of our lives. Through Him and His sacrifice, we are no longer slaves to our old self because we have been set free. (Romans 6:5-10)
The moment of our salvation is so sweet and so freeing. Can you recall the weight of your past being lifted from your shoulders? From that point on we all began a new journey, a journey to live life the way it was meant to be lived. Yet, too often, instead of following and pursuing Jesus, we tend to invest and begin to trust in Christianity. Our trust in Jesus begins to sway to a trust in man and an idealistic view of morals and behaviors. We trade something great for something good, and anything less than our great God is actually bad and evil. Trusting in Jesus alone is the key to living up to our potential.
In moments of calamity, uncertainty and division, God stays the same. He is trustworthy and able to turn an impossible circumstance on it's head and cause to work out for our good and His glory. Great are His plans and mysterious are His means, but trustworthy are His motives and capable are His abilities.
Jeremiah 17:7 NLT
"But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence."
Take a short assessment of the things you trust in.
When you experience difficulties, where do you put your trust? Do you tend to trust in morals, disciplines and people? Or do you purely place your trust in Jesus?
Spend some time listing the promises of God that you need to trust today. If you don’t know what promises to trust, ask God to direct you.