Trust and promises go together. We can only learn how to trust when we know who can fulfill the promises that they make. We can only learn how to trust when we realize that only God can always fulfill His promises. We may desire to trust others because their promises sound so good, but there is no guarantee that they can fulfill their promises. Only God can fulfill all of His promises.
Trust God, Not Man
When it comes down to it, trust is all about the likelihood that a person can fulfill their promises. Trust should not be based on whose promises that you like best or who has the best intentions to fulfill their promises, but who has the ability and the intention to fulfill their promises. With this in mind, it is easy to see that we should trust God more than we should trust anyone else. Psalm 118:8 tells us about trusting God.
Psalm 118:8, “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
Trust God First Before Your Own Abilities.
The Bible warns us to trust God first. When things are going good, it is easy to sin and not to rely on God. We start trusting solely in our own abilities and material goods. Even when things are not going right, we are tempted to cheat, steal, lie, and bully to achieve what we think we deserve versus trusting in God. Psalm 62:10 tells us about how to trust God first.
Psalm 62:10, “Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.”
Trust God’s Word.
God’s Word is to be trusted, not despised. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. God provided the Bible to mankind as an instruction book to learn about Him, discover His promises, and help us to grow closer to Him. Without God’s Word (His truth, goodness, love, and righteousness), mankind is like a brute beast trusting in oppression and carnal passions. Isaiah 30:12 tells us about how to trust God’s Word.
Isaiah 30:12, “Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:”