Words from the Heart for Tuesday April 25th, 2017
For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does.
Psalm 33:4 (NLT)
Trust Everything He Does
Sometimes we buy a product hoping that it will be as good as the advertisement says it is. We know that the product will need to stand the test of use. We don’t want to discover that it has made a false claim. The Word of our Lord can be trusted. We can also trust His character and His promise. We will never discover that He made a false claim.
In 2016 the Environics polling firm asked Canadians who they trusted when it came to information sources, leaders and organizations. At the top of the list, 75% of Canadians said they trusted the word of mouth recommendation by friends and family. Costco is really onto something with all of their free samples. 73% of Canadians said they trusted samples of a product or service. The most trusted leaders are the CEO or most senior boss at work, although only 52% of those polled said this was the case. The least trusted leader, at only 34%, is the person’s provincial premier. That doesn’t bode well for some leaders at the next provincial election. The good news for those of us in charities, is that when it comes to organization, 59% of those polled said they trusted not-for-profit organizations.
It has been said that when it comes to trust, it takes a lifetime to earn it and a moment to lose it. Consistent integrity is vital. We must keep our word and our promises. This, of course, is challenging, and even the most trustworthy person fails at some time or another. There is only one person who never breaks His word and keeps His promises every time. King David, who was known as a man after God’s own heart, and was a respected leader, was unable to live a flawless life. But the God he loved and served never fails to keep His word. In Psalm 33:4 he writes: “For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does.” I was speaking at a conference and a new believer came to me and asked, “Can I trust all the promises in the Bible?” I assured him he could. The next day he came to me and pointed to one specific promise about God’s care and asked, “Can I trust this promise?” I assured him he could, because it is impossible for God to not keep His word. The man was thrilled. He was discovering God’s faithfulness. Because we live in a world that is filled with those who cannot be trusted, we often find it challenging to trust God. But we can, and we must. What promise do you need to trust Him with today?
These have been words from the heart.