Trusting God

When Job was suffering during his time of great trial, he said, "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him...."(Job 13:15). The word "trust" in the Old Testament sometimes speaks of trusting to, sometimes of trusting on, sometimes of trusting in, the Lord, and sometimes simply trusting the Lord. The general idea of this word is to lean our weight on the Lord.


Many years ago an army officer told of being in a terrible storm, and his wife, filled with alarm, cried out, "My dear, how is it possible you can be so calm in such a storm?"

He arose and drew his sword. Pointing it at his wife's breast, he said, "Are you not afraid?" She instantly replied, "No, certainly not."


"Why?" said the officer.


"Because," she answered, "I know the sword is in the hand of my husband; and he loves me too well to hurt me."


"Then," said he, "remember, I know in whom I have believed, and that He holds the winds in His fist, and the waters in the hollow of His hand."


No matter what storm you are going through, trust God and He will bring you out victoriously just like He did Job. "And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also, the Lord gave Job twice a much as he had before" (Job 42:10).