Stepping out of bed this morning, I (subconsciously) expected there would be solid ground beneath my feet. I reckoned that the sun will rise and the sun will set. Time will proceed as it always does and there will be air to breathe. Our whole lives, our systems, our civilization are founded on those constants – solid ground beneath our feet, sunrise and sunset day in day out, and adequate oxygen in the atmosphere. In a sense, we trust in those factors entirely beyond our control but which are indispensable to our earthly existence.
The truth is, God’s Word produced those constants. “He commanded and they stood fast.” If those vital constants were produced by His Word and we all trust them without blinking, why is it so hard to trust the Person whose works we trust? If His works are so reliable that you plan on waking up tomorrow to the light of the sun and move about on solid ground and go to bed after the sun has set, how about the Person behind those phenomena beyond your control? If we are really that smart, how can we trust in the creation and distrust the Creator? We all indirectly trust God like all living things do, but our present and eternal destinies hinge on putting our trust not on his very reliable creation but in His Person, His Word.
According to scriptures, the Person whose word produced everything we reckon as reliable is the same person whose Word says “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.” If you believe He exists and you do not trust His Word, you will be a person of integrity if you anticipate that the ground beneath your feet will give way any minute, the air you are breathing will not contain enough oxygen, and the sun will fail to rise or set tomorrow. You may need to be checked into an institution but at least you will be acting in consonance with your disbelief. His demands are simple, logical and full of love: “You already trust my works. Therefore, trust me. In me you live, move and have your being. Please trust me.”