The Lord has been speaking to me lately a lot about trust. Trust is something that is vital to our relationships. You can’t have healthy relationships if there’s no trust. This includes our relationship with God. A while back, I noticed a beautiful example of trust in the Psalms. Specifically, Psalm 139. In verse 23, it says,” Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns…” You’re probably reading that verse and wondering “What does trust have to do with this?” Just bear with me, it’ll make sense in the end. But first, I want to jump to the opening verses. These opening six verses talk about one simple thing “Lord, You have searched me and known me.” Isn’t that the first step to trust? We need to be known. the One who created us knows everything about us.
I think that as humans, we tend to not trust people. I remember when Arthur (my now husband) and I were just starting to get to know each other. I remember at times being so afraid to show him “the real me.” I was scared that he wouldn’t like me anymore. Sometimes we do the same with God. We try to hide how broken we really are because maybe our brokenness will be what finally becomes too much for Him. We secretly think that His love will stop at us.
I have good news, friend.
He knew you long before you felt broken. Your brokenness is not hidden from Him. He sees every part of your heart and He still says, “I love You. I choose you.” He chose you exactly as you are. So, because He knows you, truly and deeply, He can be trusted with
your heart. He can be trusted with your future. If He’s known you since the beginning of time, knows every inch of your heart, knows every broken piece of our human nature, and yet continues to choose to love us… doesn’t that mean that we can trust Him to want what’s best for us?
He is trustworthy. He has proved His love for us over and over again. there is no place more secure than in His arms. Why would we choose to give our broken pieces to anyone else?