Copyright © 2011-2018 | Esther Joy Fajoye
We often tend to trust the expertise of people based on their credentials. For example, we follow the advice of
whatever our doctor recommends to enhance our health because we know that they are qualified in that field and so
trust their professional judgement. We know that brushing our teeth twice a day keeps our teeth and gums healthy,
because it has been historically advised by dentists. Therefore we don't think twice to follow this advice.
The same goes with taking legal advice from a qualified lawyer or solicitor or feeling safe when in the presence of
police officers and fire-fighters. We do so because we trust the reputation and expertise of such people who trained
and gained skills in their chosen fields to advise us accordingly.
If we can trust and follow the advice and knowledge of different professionals, then why do we sometimes hesitate to trust the ways of God? We may not understand it as we often want to know the ins and outs of everything and do our own research before we trust someone or something.
However, everything we need to know about God's nature and skills is in His Word. The evidence of God's power and might has been witnessed and referenced several times in the Bible.
God is awesome in all His works and deeds (Psalm 66:3). He is mighty in strength and understanding (Job 36:5).
Our God created the heavens and the earth (Isaiah 45:18); He can move mountains and part seas.
'He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask, or imagine according to His power that is at work within us' (Ephesians 3:20).
God's credentials, knowledge and expertise outweigh our own. He is wiser than the smartest human on earth (1 Corinthians 1:25).
His powerful being and merciful nature is sufficient for us and should be enough to set our hearts at rest to trust His abilities.
God tells us that His thoughts are not our thoughts neither are His ways our ways (Isaiah 55:8).
God doesn't hide anything from us, but His ways are beyond anything that we could imagine or comprehend. This is because God does great things beyond our understanding (Job 37:5).
However, it does not mean that we are left in the dark. God has revealed himself to us and has made His plans known to us (Roman 1:19). These plans are for our benefit and are for good and not for evil (Jeremiah 29:11). Jesus also sees us as friends and allows us to know everything He learned from His Father (John 15:15). He also reveals to us the things that help us to follow Him which we can keep forever (Deuteronomy 29:29). So God is not hiding any beneficial information from us, He just wants us to be rest assured as He deals with our lives and burdens.
We may not be able to define a clear image of what is at the end of a long tunnel. However, when there is a light at the end of it, we can be guided towards it.
God promises us a bright future and guides us towards the light He predestined for us. The mystery of God is that He works to accomplish our destiny while we trust Him, commit to Him and remain hopeful.
We can trust God's perfect expertise. Those who trust in the Lord will endure forever (Psalm 125:1).