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Simply Trust

By Don Loftis | 03.15.17

Albert Einstein was a renown      theoretical physicist during the 20th Century.  He developed the theory of relativity and helped pioneer the science of quantum mechanics.  Few reading this article would claim to fully grasp  his discoveries which gained for him the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.  One day his wife was asked if she understood his views, to which she replied, “No, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted.”  She knew his character and trusted his research.

 

There are times that I am overwhelmed by the great doctrines of Scripture.  How does the Trinity function?  What does substitutionary atonement really mean?  On a more practical level, how can God hear millions of prayers at the same time?  While my mind is sometimes too small, my heart is large enough to see a love of God so rich that it supports my unquestioned trust.

 

I don’t understand why bad things happen to honest people or promising roads turn into dead ends.  I don’t know why one baby is born healthy and another is stillborn.  I don’t know why anyone would love me, let alone that the Creator of the universe would.  Overarching my cloudy view of life is a trust in the nature of God — a character of love, patience, and trustworthiness.

 

Our doubts come from our limitations not from His inadequacies.  We need to reaffirm the truths of Paul’s bold faith in II Timothy 1:12, “For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.”  We know His character and trust His promises!

 


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