God can always be trusted (1 Tim. 6:17), because He is always faithful (1 Cor. 10:13). When He set in motion, thousands of years ago, a plan through which He would offer salvation to a humanity lost in sin, He could be trusted to follow through with His plan. He followed through, sending His Son Jesus Christ into this world to ultimately die on the cross to pay the debt for the sins of all men. Jesus established His church upon this earth (Matt. 16:18) as part of that plan, through which the gospel is to be taught (Eph. 3:8-11; 1 Tim. 3:15), the message of salvation (Mk. 16:15-16). The Lord adds the saved, those who obey the gospel, to the church (Acts 2:47).
As long as a Christian remains faithful to God through obedience to His teachings, he is assured of his salvation (Rev. 2:10). God can be trusted to watch over and protect the faithful Christian in that endeavor (2Pet. 2:9). There is no question as to God’s trustworthiness.
There is a question, though, as to how trustworthy many Christians are. Many have turned to God for salvation, been added by the Lord to His church, but then turned away from God in unfaithfulness. Excuses are made, other people and situations are blamed. Assurances are given as to the unfaithful still having faith in God. But the truth is, while they may have faith, they are not faithful! In becoming a Christian, they named Christ as their savior. They put Him on in baptism (Gal. 3:27). They took His name as their name- “Christian.” But they don’t live for Christ. They’re not dedicated to Him, they don’t serve Him, they don’t assemble with His church to worship God. They’ve broken the trust that God placed in them as they became Christians.
God has made a way back for those who have broken His trust in them. They must repent of their unfaithfulness, pray for God’s forgiveness and again take up a life of faithfulness before Him. He has promised to forgive such and accept them back into salvation. God can be trusted to keep His word on this, as well as on everything else He promises. There is no need for anyone to be lost, especially one who has once become a Christian.
Where are you? Are you trustworthy? Have you broken God’s trust in you? Do you need to come to your senses, come back to God and begin again to live in His trust? Come to Him, trust Him and let Him trust you…