My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your hearts to him for God is our refuge. (Psalm 62:7-8, N.L.T.)
A boy was waiting for the bus, but he wasn’t standing at a corner bus stop. Instead, he was standing squarely on the line in the middle of the street. A businessman called out to him from the sidewalk, “Son, you need to get out of the street and go find a bus stop.” The boy answered, “Thanks Mister, but I know the bus will pick me up right here.”
About that time a bus pulled onto the street and started slowly making its way toward the boy. The boy never flinched. The bus pulled up next to him, stopped, and the door opened. As the boy stepped onto the bus, he turned to the businessman and said, “Mister, my daddy drives the bus.”
Christian, do you really believe that your heavenly Father drives the bus called “All Creation”? Do you really believe that He can be trusted? Most importantly, do you actually trust Him?
I once heard a preacher who was preaching in a Bible conference. His wife was in attendance at the service, and he took a moment to sing her praises. One of the things he said about her was, “No matter where I am, I don’t have to worry about her because I know that she’ll be doing right.” I don’t remember anything else from that man’s sermon, but I do remember that line about his wife. I thought, “It’s a wonderful thing for a husband to be able to have that kind of trust in his wife.”
It’s just as wonderful, though, even more so, for a Christian to be able to have that kind of trust in God. In regards to saved believers, I’m not sure any greater words have ever been spoken than Job’s words from Job 13:15. He said, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him… (K.J.V.)” That is definitely a major-league, radical statement of trust in God, a statement that not just every saved person is capable of making.
So, Christian, the question put to you right now is simply: “Do you REALLY trust God?” I’m not talking about trusting Him for eternal life; I’m talking about trusting Him for earthly life. If you are an authentic Christian, you are already trusting Him for salvation. Why, then, can’t you trust Him for everything else? As the words of our text passage say, He is your refuge and your rock, and He wants you to pour out your heart to Him. But you’ll never have much motivation to do that until you trust that He will hear your cries and do right by them.