THE living God is opposed to a dying world, to our dying frames, and to our dying friends; these must not be trusted, or we shall be wretched. Our God may, ought to be trusted, for He is the only suitable object of a Christian’s trust; He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think. He is immutable. He never disappointed a sinner’s hope, if founded on His word; or refused a believer’s petition, for deliverance or relief. If we trust in the living God, it will preserve us from perpetual disappointment; from bitter reflections on self and others; from many dangers; and from the threatened cures. If we trust in the living God we are blessed; we shall be fruitful; we shall be delivered from slavish fears; we shall enjoy perfect peace; we shall be provided for; we shall find a refuge in every storm; have an answer for all who reproach us; experience firmness and stability; and enjoy solid happiness. Let us ascertain, Are we trusting in the living God? Let us seek grace, daily to live in simple, child-like dependence upon Him. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord.
In Thee, O Lord, I put my trust,
Mighty and merciful and just
Who hides my life above;
Thou canst, Thou wilt my Helper be;
My confidence is all in Thee,
My faithful God of love.
The above is the morning devotion by Pastor James Smith set for the 1st August taken from “The Believer’s Daily Remembrancer”
In these days of so much uncertainty and distrust it is good to be reminded that the believer has a rock and solid ground in which he can place his trust. What a great God we have, it is no coincidence that the central verse in the Word of God should read;
“It is better to trust in the Lord than put confidence in man (Psalm 118:18).