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“On whom dost thou trust?”

Isaiah 36:5


This question was raised by Rabshakeh to belittle the faith of the Jews. It is as if he said, like the heathen did to David, “Where is thy God?” Let us answer like David, “Our God is in the heavens; he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased!” Should any ask, “On whom dost thou trust?” I have a ready answer. — “I trust the living God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”

     Some trust themselves. Some trust their church. Some trust a priest. Some trust blind fate. Some have faith in their faith. Some trust a religious experience. I trust the one true and living God, the triune Jehovah (1 John 5:7).


God the Father

I trust God, my heavenly Father! — If God is my Father, all is well. Believing that he has chosen me before the foundation of the world, I trust him to care for me as my Father, to provide for me in providence, to teach me, to guide me, to feed me, to correct me, to clothe me, to protect me, and to bring me safely home to his house (Romans 8:32).


God the Son

I trust God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, my Divine Savior! — Very God of very God is he — The man Christ Jesus! I trust him for all things, with all things, and in all things. Because of who he is, what he has done, what he is doing, and what he has promised to do, I rely upon him, the incarnate God. “The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want.”

      He is my Surety (Hebrews 7:22). He is my Redeemer (Job 19:25). He is my Savior (Isaiah 43:3). He is my Intercessor (Romans 8:27). He is my Preserver (Isaiah 49:8). He is my Provider (Genesis 22:14). He is my Defender (Psalm 59:9). He is my Advocate (1 John 2:1-2). He is my Judge (1 Corinthians 4:4). He is my Refuge (Psalm 142:5).


God the Holy Ghost

I trust God the Holy Ghost, my divine Comforter. He subdues my will, enlightens my understanding, checks my passions, strengthens me in weakness, preserves me in trouble, comforts me in sorrow, guides me in his way, and restores me when I fall.

      “On whom dost thou trust?” — “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” (Proverbs 3:5-6). The God I trust is God indeed. — “I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him” (Revelation 19:6-7).

      Oh, may God give you grace to trust him! Trusting him is salvation. Trusting him gives us peace in a world of trouble. Trusting him, we rejoice, knowing that his rule of the universe is for our good and his glory. Trusting him, we pluck up the tree of trouble and cast it into the sea, remove the mountain that stands to oppose us, and walk with God, just and perfect in his Son, “accepted in the Beloved!




Don Fortner








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