As a young man I was a Boy Scout. Part of Scouting was memorizing the Boy Scout Law. The first point was this: a Scout is trustworthy. Think about that word. Who do you know who is trustworthy? Is there someone you would trust with your life? One thing which makes a person trustworthy is their character. If a person has a record of being honest and faithful you know you can trust them.
The Bible says that God is trustworthy. It tells us to trust Him. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
God can be trusted with every aspect of our lives because of His character. He is faithful. He is powerful. He is all-knowing, just to name a few of His attributes. He knows the steps we will take in the days ahead. The twists and turns which catch us by surprise do not surprise Him. The obstacles which we find insurmountable are no match for His power. It has been said that the Christian life is a walk of faith. Our faith is in a trustworthy God.
The Psalmist said “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.” Just as we have trusted Him to save us from our sins, so we must trust Him with everything. We are called on to submit to him in all of our ways.
Every Boy Scout knows that the final statement of the Scout Law is that a scout is reverent. He trusts in God. He submits to God. He allows God to have His rightful place in our lives. Psalm 91:2 calls God our refuge and our fortress. He is our God in whom we trust. He alone is truly trustworthy.
Think about that,