How would you answer that question? Most would probably name something of great value if they own such a thing. Or investments in their portfolio. They may even mention family or relationships. But as a believer in Jesus Christ, how would you respond? No matter how impressive your portfolio nothing matters or even comes close to the greatest asset I possess and the joy derived from experiencing its fruit. And that’s what we’ll be focusing on today.
Our greatest assets as children of God is TRUST. Nothing we could ever possess in life comes close to our trust in God. It is what makes the impossible possible. It is the very fabric and foundation upon which our faith, hope and confidence is built. We only believe in someone we trust. In my conversation with the Holy Spirit I heard those words come from my lips: My greatest asset is my trust in You. I stopped and began meditating on what I had said. Whenever Jesus would ask His disciples why they were afraid, or doubtful, He was basically asking “ don’t you trust Me?” When He told someone to believe in Him or the words He spoke, He was in essence asking them to trust Him.
I read somewhere that the word trust literally means; a bold, confident, sure security or action based on that security. Or who you’re trusting in. Trust is not to be confused with faith. Faith is what we receive in a measure when we become born again. That’s given to us by God as a gift. Trust is a derivative of what we do because of the faith we have been given. Hebrews 11 is a good place to start by tying the two words together. You trust because you have faith to believe in the One who has promised to do the things He has written in His Word. Does the individual have a proven track record of keeping His Word? Then, trust is built around that. If faith has a consequence it is most definitely trust in God. What are some of the benefits of this trust? David made the word famous in his writings. You can hardly read the Psalms he wrote without finding trust interposed somewhere as a reference to Jehovah being his trust. But it was Solomon, David’s son, who laid the groundwork for why this asset is vital to our success in life.
“Trust in the Lord completely, (with all your heart) and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on Him to guide you, and HE will lead you in every decision you make.”
Proverbs 3:5 TPT
Then Isaiah gives us another part of our portfolio building based upon trusting Him. Without this important element doubt will derail us.
“You will keep him in PERFECT PEACE , Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”
Isaiah 26:3-4 NKJV
Did you get that? Where there’s trust there’s peace, not just any peace, perfect peace. Jesus put it this way. “I leave the gift of peace with you—MY peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but MY perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”
John 14:27 TPT
There are multiple blessings to our trusting God. As I mentioned David made the word famous. He lived a life of trusting God. Note also that it is the Lord alone in whom we are to place our trust if we want it to be our greatest asset. He is the One who has been proven faithful.
Blessed are those who put their TRUST in Him. Psalm 2:12b
“Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your TRUST in the LORD.”
Psalm 4:5 KJV
“But let all those that put their TRUST in Thee rejoice: Let them ever shout for joy, because Thou defendest them: let them also that love Thy Name be joyful in Thee.”Psalm 5:11 KJV
“O LORD my God, in Thee do I put my TRUST: Save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:”
Psalm 7:1 KJV
“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. And they that know Thy Name will put their TRUST in Thee: For thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee.”
Psalm 9:9-10 KJV
“Preserve me, O God: For in Thee do I put my TRUST.”
Psalm 16:1 KJV
“As for God, His way is perfect: The word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler to all those that TRUST in Him. For who is God save the LORD? Or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, And maketh my way perfect. He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, And setteth me upon my high places. He teacheth my hands to war, So that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: And thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, That my feet did not slip.”
Psalm 18:30-36 KJV
I wanted to write this entire psalm. One cannot write these words without knowing whom they’re crediting with such confidence and trust. Trust in God is the believer’s greatest asset.
“In Thee, O LORD, do I put my TRUST; Let me never be ashamed: deliver me in Thy righteousness. I have hated them that regard lying vanities: But I TRUST in the LORD. Oh how great is Thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; Which thou hast wrought for them that TRUST in Thee before the sons of men! Thou shalt hide them in the secret of Thy presence from the pride of man: Thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.”
Psalm 31:1, 6, 19-20 KJV
Did you read all the benefits to trusting God in those verses? He continues.
“In Thee, O LORD, do I put my TRUST: Let me never be put to confusion. For Thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: Thou art my TRUST from my youth. By Thee have I been holden up from the womb: Thou art He that took me out of my mother's bowels: My praise shall be continually of Thee.”
Psalm 71:1, 5-6 KJV
“O Israel, TRUST thou in the LORD: He is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, TRUST in the LORD: He is their help and their shield. Ye that fear the LORD, TRUST in the LORD: He is their help and their shield. The LORD shall increase you more and more, You and your children.”
Psalm 115:9-11, 14 KJV
Our trust in God benefits our children.
“It is better to TRUST in the LORD Than to put confidence in man. It is better to TRUST in the LORD Than to put confidence in princes.”
Psalm 118:8-9 KJV
“Let Thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, Even thy salvation, according to Thy Word. So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: For I TRUST in Thy Word.”
Psalm 119:41-42 KJV
Have I changed your mind about what your greatest asset is and should be? I pray so. This is a new year filled with great expectations and the impossible made possible simply by making the Lord our trust. As we have read, the benefits of mixing faith with trust is endless. Take your eyes off man and the situations you’re facing, and draw from your portfolio of faith in His promises. Do what Solomon says in the first scripture. We were not created to be self-sufficient, our sufficiency is of God. Whenever we read the words trust, trusted, trusting, trusteth attached to the Lord, it’s always with a great outcome. Why? Because He has the track record to prove He’s trustworthy. I’ll close with something I read while researching this word trust.
We trust in the Lord because He and He alone is truly trustworthy. His Word is trustworthy (Psalm 93:5; 111:7; Titus 1:9), His nature is faithful and true (Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalm 25:10; 145:13; 146:6), and His plans for us are perfect and purposeful (Isaiah 46:10; Jeremiah 29:11). Further, because of God’s nature, we are to trust Him with all our hearts, committing every aspect of our lives to Him in complete confidence. Finally, we are not to trust in ourselves because our understanding is temporal, finite, and tainted by our sin natures. Trusting in ourselves is like walking confidently across a rotten wooden bridge over a yawning chasm thousands of feet deep. Disaster inevitably follows. From “Got questions.org”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Trusting in the Faithful One is our greatest asset. I pray that you’ll find that to be true in your life as you put His infallible promises to the test.
“For I will not trust in the weapons of the world; I know they will never save me. Only YOU will be our Savior from all our enemies. All those who hate us you have brought to shame. So now I constantly boast in YOU. I can never thank YOU enough! Pause in His presence”Psalms 44:6-8 TPT
Written by permission of the Holy Spirit
January 5, 2022