Knowing Him, Trusting Him

And those who know your name put their trust in you,

for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:10


I want to trust God more. I struggle plenty, but I want to trust God in the face of the unseen, the unknown, the uncertain. During times of trouble I want to trust God and experience his peace no matter what.

David tells us in this passage the kind of people who trust God. It is those who know God, those who know God's name. Those who know God naturally and inevitably trust God.

David is not referring to the person who knows about God. He's referring to the person who knows God. The person who is intimate with God. The person who walks with God.

The person who knows God doesn't focus on his faith. (How much faith do I have?) Rather, this person focuses on God. (God can do it. God will take care of me.)

So draw close to God. Seek God. Pursue God. Listen to God. Talk with God. Live in God's presence. Seek to please God.

When we seek God in this way, then slowly, over time, we will find that we have come to know God, really know God. And when this happens we will naturally, inevitably, trust God.