For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; let them all be fixed upon your lips,
So that your trust may be in the Lord; I have instructed you today, even you."
Proverbs 22:17-19 (NKJV)
Trust is something very important to have in any relationship. We know that if you do not have a relationship with someone it is hard to really trust them. But, how do you develop and maintain trust in someone? Is just being in the same physical location with someone enough for you to develop trust in them? How secure can we be in our trust for someone if we don't know anything about them? We need to spend time with someone to develop a level of trust with that person and we need to know what they believe to have an unshakeable trust in them.
The Bible talks about the importance of trusting in God. The majority of believers have at least a basic understanding of the idea of trusting God, but many of those same people find it difficult not to waver in their trust in God when things are difficult. The reason for this can be that those Christians know God as their Father, but they have never fully developed their trust in God because they only have a limited knowledge of Him and His will. This is why it is so important to know and understand God's Word, the better we know God through His Word, the deeper our level of trust will be.
Proverbs 22 gives us a key to developing and maintaining trust in God. When we face a challenge in life, keeping our attention on God's Word and reminding ourselves of what God has said through our Bible-based confession of it will help us keep an unshakable trust in God. What situations are you facing in life today? Find out what the Word says, fill yourself with that truth, continue to make that Bible fact your glad confession, and maintain your trust and faith in God. If we focus on the Word, and keep speaking the Word, it will help us develop an unshakeable trust in God.