Charles Stanley (October-24-2020) Daily Devotion: God Is Trustworthy.
As Christians, we put our trust in God’s unending divine love. But some days are harder than others, and we need to be reminded of the Lord’s character. We can trust Him because:
He is perfect in wisdom. God sees the big picture and knows every detail, so He has more wisdom than we do. He promises to make our paths straight when we trust His knowledge (Prov. 3:5-6).
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
From our limited perspective, we sometimes take action that’s equivalent to telling God, “I think You forgot something.” Too late, we discover that our own solution was the wrong choice—all because we didn’t trust His infinite wisdom.
He is absolutely sovereign. We can’t see the future, but we can trust the One who is in control of everything. Jesus told His disciples that not even a sparrow would fall without God’s consent (Matt. 10:29). He also told Pilate, “You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above” (John 19:11).
11 Jesus answered, You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin."
Even that prominent Roman official was powerless to order the crucifixion without the Father’s approval.
God has always been sovereign over all things—from a little bird’s safety to the extraordinary events at the cross. So peace will accompany the realization that our Father has perfect love, infinite wisdom, and omnipotence. When you understand who He is, you won’t feel the need to question His motives.