God has trust issues. You should know so you can urgently do something about your own trust issues.
There are many things we take for granted that are not guaranteed with God neither do they pass with Him. One of the things we all must take note of as a matter of life and death when dealing with God, the person we must deal with no matter our belief system, is that He takes the issue of trust too personally.
When we say amongst ourselves that a person have trust issues, we often mean it insultingly, but where God is involved we dare not insult Him, but then we cannot because of our weak language say a lie about Him. A lie by the way is whatever is inconsistent with God’s word and nature.
When we say God takes issues of trust too personally, we might just be scratching the surface of the gravity of this statement. Unbelief or lack of trust seems to hit the core of the very existence of God, or rather it makes something else to become as God in the very house of God. The house of God, the only one He built with His own hands is the human body, in case you’re confused about the very house of God. Solomon said God doesn’t dwell in the house built with human hands; but He loves to and wants to dwell in the house He built with His own hands.
Unbelief does not only compete with God in the limited space of human heart, it actually breaks the first command of God. When something is first, it is the prime and possibly the most important, where the law of God is concerned, the first command is the most important.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
The Audacity to Insult God
This, invariably means there is no space for you or anyone else to play God, which is what happens when we doubt. When we doubt God it is unbelief, which is an affront on the personality of God. It is more or less a personal insult on God. This, unfortunately receives a personal response from God.
When God personally responds to man, let no man thinks his position or status will be of any advantage. It won’t matter whether the man is male or female, poor or rich, ruler or ruled all of the dichotomies that makes sense to man become nonsense when God responds to personal insult.
You may be curious and ask “who am I, where and how will I get the effrontery with which I will personally insult God?” Look no further than your unbelief. Search no further when you find lack of trust in God. This is the effrontery you were looking for, the arm of flesh that gives a man the audacity to insult God.
As Christians or rather let’s say as believers in God we can be quick to say “I trust God, I’m a believer, I don’t have trust issues.” I wish it is that simple. Yes, trusting God is simple and easy but it’s implications are not.
Anyone and everyone can trust God once. Easy. There’s however a caveat, anyone who trusts God MUST keep trusting Him. I wish I can say easy to this. In one sense it is easy, in another it is not. It is easy when I only need to step into the finished work of Christ, but when I have to show that I’m indeed dead to sin by buffeting my body, putting my flesh under, aha!
Moses and Trust Issues
We are often quick to blame Moses’ inability to make it into the promised land on his anger and his inability to manage it. Well, God pointed to something else. Even though it was rather an unfortunate circumstance, it was to our advantage that the same thing God pointed at in Moses, He pointed at in everyone else who didn’t make it to the promised land. God doesn’t play favoritism you see.
What is this issue that was strong enough to keep Moses out of Canaan? Can this issue keep me out of eternal life too? You can by now guess what this issue is which was capable of keeping the great man of God out of the promised land. You’re right, it’s trust issue. Do you think otherwise? Well, don’t take my word for it, this is how Moses quoted God about the matter:
But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me to demonstrate my holiness in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this assembly into the land I have given them.” Numbers 20:12
So you see it wasn’t anger actually, it was trust issue. Moses had trusted God all along for over forty years, but at the time he could see the promised land he did not trust God.
You are Dead, if…
Don’t think for a moment that anger is OK. No it wasn’t. For Moses, anger was the manifestation of his unbelief, for you and I there are more fruits of unbelief than just anger and here is the deal:
For lack of best word suited for accurate description, it can be boldly said that you are dead, if you cannot trust God to save you.
If you’re quick to say “don’t judge me you’re not God“, you are very right, I am not God and about judgement, it is already done. It will not be a future event, in fact you will not need to worry about words to say in your defence. The verdict has been made. Read how the Judge said it:
Anyone who believes in him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. This is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed. But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.” John 3:18-21 (emphasis mine)
Can you say, with God attesting to it, that He is the one accomplishing your works? Can you say that your good works and abstinence from sin are being accomplished by God in whom you have come to believe or is it the arm of flesh, your willpower, that is getting the work done?
It is not a small matter that we have on our hands, the realization that God has trust issues should make us deal with our own trust issues. If we have come to believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, we must keep believing in Him to perfect what He began, we cannot end in the flesh what God started in the spirit. We can’t afford to trust God to a point and let go. If we do and never reconnect, unlike Peter, we will sink never to rise again. We are believers not because we trusted once that God is able to save us through faith in Christ Jesus, we are believers because that’s who we are and we do believe every day and every time.