Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? Let’s not waste another moment wondering whether or not God can be trusted.
God is not a liar!
“God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” (Numbers 23:19 ESV)
He doesn’t say one thing and mean another.
So why do we struggle so much?
Maybe we aren’t sure there really is a God.
If we’re certain God is real, maybe we’re a little iffy about His ability to care for us.
But if we’re convinced God cares for us like He says He does, are we saying He doesn’t, every time we worry?
Are we calling God a liar?
“Of course not! We simply aren’t convinced He had us in mind when He made all those promises recorded in the Bible.”
Maybe I can help you with that.
First of all, God has always chosen His words carefully, and every word counts. When He says He cares for you, He means it. You, and you, and even you; He cares for YOU!
The next thing is, God is no respecter of persons. “Then Peter opened his mouth and said: ‘In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.’” (Acts 10:34 NKJV)
In fact, Paul wrote to the Romans and told them God’s promises were available to whoever believes. No one can earn them by being good enough, but everyone can believe (Romans 4).
God made sure of that! He’s given to every person a measure of faith (Romans 12:3); the ability to believe.
Everyone can believe.
And everyone believes something.
Finally, and probably most importantly, God’s covenant with Abraham (the father of faith) was not just with him, but also with the coming Savior and all who would believe on Him.
In other words, His seed.
“Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.” (Romans 4:16 NKJV)
ALL the promises of God are yes, and amen, in Christ.
And we are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3).
God is not a liar!
He said He’d save our souls, make us new creations in Him, and take us to Heaven when this life is over. Right?
God is NOT a liar.
He knows what we have need of before we ask.
He’ll never leave us or forsake us, so we can confidently say, “God is my helper.”
His word declares in several passages, by more than one writer, that He is the Healer of all our diseases.
Heaven and earth will pass away before His word does.
His word is forever established in Heaven.
He watches over His word, to make certain it comes to pass.
For God to ever lie, even once, He’d have to yield His Throne to the devil (the father of lies).
Not gonna happen.
Okay, I’ll assume you get the message. God is not a liar, even if it appears as though He slipped up and forgot about us.
Our situations do not, can not, authenticate God’s word. His word is true, period. It stands even if everything else falls.
God is not a liar! Faith still pleases Him, and He’s a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
All things are possible to those who will believe.
When we resist our adversary by standing steadfast in faith, he flees.
As we allow patience to work, we are well taken care of. We find ourselves lacking nothing.
We are born of God, and the evil one touches us not (1 John 5).
He Who began a good work in us is faithful to complete it.
He meets all our needs, heals all our diseases, directs our steps, and empowers us to minister life to those around us.
We abide in Him and He abides in us.
Let’s not call God a liar, simply because we can’t see the end from the beginning like God can.
Rather let us act like Abraham, with the same spirit of faith, and trust the One Whose promises are the anchor of our soul.
Let’s not “…waver at the promise of God through unbelief”, but become “strong in faith, giving glory to God…” (Romans 4:20 NKJV).
“I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God in Whom I do trust’” (Psalm 91).