We know that we are supposed to trust God. Nearly every Christian who has been saved a while here can quote Prov 3:5-6. But why should we trust him? There are many reasons, no doubt. However, Ps 18:30 gives us three of the best reasons. Why trust God? We should trust God because:
His way is perfect – our relationship with the Lord begins with salvation. Jn 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way.” There is no other way. Jesus is the only and the perfect way to the Father. So, if you are not saved yet, you should get saved now.
After you get saved, God’s way for your life is perfect. Prov 20:24 sys, “Man’s goings are of the Lord…” Ps 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord…” Prov 16:9 says, “A man’s heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his steps.” Prov 14:12 says, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” You and I are not smarter than God. Therefore, go God’s way. Seek his way and he’ll show you how to go and he’ll go with you [Ex 33:12-14]. Trust that the way God is leading you is right and best. The problem here for many Christians is that you don’t want to go “that” way. Don’t wait till you are so far off course that the Lord needs to rescue you. Trust him every single step of the way.
His word is pure – “the word of the Lord is tried.” In Ps 12:6-7 we reach that the tried words of the Lord are pure. Ps 119:140 says, “Thy word is very pure…” Prov 30:5 says, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” So, trust him because his word is pure and he’ll be a shield unto you. According to Prov 30:6, some men have perverted and corrupted God’s words by adding their own words and interpretations. You can trust God’s words in the King James Bible; they are the only thing pure in this world. Reading the Bible daily will adjust your life a little every day till you die. The Holy Spirit will us his words to conform you to the image of Jesus Christ, feed your soul, direct your steps [Ps 119:105], and purify you. He’ll purify your mind, your heart, your mouth, your actions, and your motives.
His weapons are powerful – “he is a buckler to those that trust in him.” A buckler is a defensive weapon like a shield. Look at Ps 18:2 to see all the ways the Lord protects you. Eph 6:10-18 starts out, “be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.” Is 54:17 shows you that the heritage of the servants of the Lord is “no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper.”
We are in a continual battle with our flesh, with the devil and with the world. From the world, we have borne a little reproach, thus far, but we haven’t seen anything, yet. You can see where the world is heading by reading about what the saints endure during the Tribulation. In Rev 11, the whole world will be celebrating the death of the two witnesses. The world hates God and they will hate you, if they don’t already. You and I are going to have to trust God to help us navigate through these last days.
Conclusion: who or what are you trusting right now? Whatever they are, if they are not God, then quit trusting them and start trusting God. I have found that many Christians don’t trust God. You can tell by their actions. Don’t you be one of them. Trust God. His way is perfect, his word is pure and his weapons are powerful.