There is a passage which I like very much in the twenty-sixth chapter of Isaiah, at the third verse: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord forever, for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.” The trouble with inquirers is, they have their minds stayed on themselves. Our strength will fail us. The strength of our friends will fail us. If we trust in our money it will take wings and fly away. If we trust in the love of our friends, they will leave us. A boy is used to trust his father and mother, but they are covered in their graves, and if he had not God to trust, what would he have done? A mother may forget her child, but God will never forget us. “In Jehovah is everlasting strength.” A man shall never fall if he puts his trust in the Lord Jehovah; but if he puts his trust in anything else, he will be disappointed.
God commands all men to repent, and to put their trust in him. If you go out of this hall tonight without trusting God for salvation, you are doing what God tells you not to do. In the eighth verse of the sixty-second Psalm, it is said, “Trust him at all times.” That means tonight. “Ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.” Now if we make him a refuge, and put our trust in him, we will not be disappointed. Trust in him at all times, in the dark as well as in the light. We very often hear men say, “I would not trust that man farther than I could see him.” They treat God in the same way. If they see how a thing is coming out, they will trust God. That is walking by sight and not by faith. Let us trust him when we cannot see him. Let us put our confidence in him, and he will surely not fail us. There is a verse in Proverbs teaching us how to trust him: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” I never knew a man that was willing to trust the Lord with all his heart, but the Lord saved him, and delivered him from all his doubts. The great trouble is, we do not trust him with all our heart. God says, “Ye shall find me when you search for me with all your heart.” God says, “Trust me with all your heart.” Is there anything to hinder you from putting your trust in him?
You must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ if you ever would win the kingdom of Heaven. You must have a poor opinion of God if you don’t believe his word. Don’t go out of this building with the delusion that you cannot trust God. You will find him true when everyone else is untrue. You will find him a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
~ From “Trust” in The Gospel Awakening