Do you have money? You want a bank you can trust to keep it safe. Are you married? You want a spouse you can trust to be faithful. Are you a parent? You want a doctor you can trust to keep your child healthy.

The more valuable our treasure, the more trustworthy we expect its keeper to be. We know how painful it can be to believe a promise and then find out it was false. Someone failed to deliver what was pledged, and we suffered the consequences.

Do you know someone you can trust with your life? How about someone you can trust with your forever? Do you know someone who is forever trustworthy? Who will never fail to deliver?

In a world of spiritual conflict and danger, is there someone you can trust to keep you safe? In a world where life inevitably comes to an end, is there someone you can trust with what comes next?

To truly trust someone, we must know two things. Are they faithful? Are they able? A faithful person may be unable. An able person may be unfaithful. Only faithfulness and ability can guarantee trust. Without them our trust is at risk and may even be foolish.

Jesus is faithful and able: “I know whom I have believed,” writes Paul, “and I am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that Day” (2 Timothy 1:12).

You can depend on Him to deliver — now and forever.

Lord, I trust you and depend on you with all my mind, heart, soul, and strength. I place my life totally in your hands. Keep and protect me, watch over me today and deliver me safe into your presence on that future day.

Go Deeper — Trust implies obedience. You go deeper in trusting God by responding more deeply to His will. This does not happen all at once but in steps. Is there a step of trust you need to take today?

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