It was a year ago today that my family and I, as well as one other family, began the journey of moving to Pitt Meadows from Texas.
We were starting a new church here.
It was quite the trip, with all three of our children being under the age of 5 at the time. But one thing for sure, we were entering into uncharted territory in our lives.
We were leaving every part of our lives behind except for one, our faith that we had in our God.
It was no longer just about belief in God, now we were in a situation where we had to decide if we really trusted God.
True faith can only come when we are put into situations in our lives where we must act upon our faith.
Faith that is not accompanied by action is really no faith at all.
So there I was, face to face with the question that I had to answer before I could do anything else: “Can I really trust God?”
This question really gets to the very core and forms the foundation for each person faced with the decision of whether or not to put their complete faith in God by accepting the gift of salvation that has been made available to every person by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
How else could you put your faith in something like that unless you believe that you can really trust God?
I am not asking you to take my word for it, or anything or anyone else’s word for it; take God’s word for it. Read the Scriptures, ask God to reveal himself to you, and ask him to show you his faithfulness and how trustworthy he is.
I knew that the Lord was directing my family to move to Pitt Meadows from Texas to start a new church more than a year before we actually moved, but it was in that time of preparation that I had no choice but to answer this question in my life.
And for me, the answer was, yes, I can absolutely trust God with my entire life.
As I searched through the Bible, looked into my own past, and asked the Lord for opportunities to put my trust in him so that I could see his faithfulness, I became convinced of what Psalm 145 verse 13 says: “The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.”
So, can we really trust God? You have to decide that for yourself. But if God really is who he says he is and he really does what he says he is going to do, then I think “trustworthy” is a good word to use in describing him.
Josh Arrington a pastor at Church on the Rock, Pitt Meadows.