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The Reason You Can Trust God

My dad can fix just about anything with a roll of duct tape and a can of WD-40. Every problem is met with an upbeat, “That’s no problem for me.” And if he can’t fix or reconfigure, then he may try to invent. Within recent years, his inventions have included a log-splitter for firewood, the conversion of an old farm truck into a farm field sprayer, and a hoist for drywall to finish off the church’s new family life center. His problem-solving skills amaze me.

As practical and smart as my dad is, God embodies wisdom. He is wisdom’s source.

In the garden of Eden, when faced with the greatest problem that mankind has ever faced –sin–He had a rescue planned. The New Testament writer Paul explained that He kept this mysterious plan a secret until Jesus came. The plan begins and ends with Jesus.

“God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. 1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT

When we are tied to Jesus, we are in the middle of this God-initiated, wise plan.


Picture yourself on a bitterly cold day or wet and chilled from rain. Then, you are wrapped in a soft, warm blanket. You are enveloped in the blanket’s soft folds, and you have no desire to leave its warm embrace. God has enveloped you in Jesus. Your sin-drenched, shivering self is now wrapped up in the wisdom of God–Jesus.


…whose wisdom surrounds you.

…whose thoughts are about you.

…who knows what to do with you.

…who can protect you.

His wisdom is limitless. No circumstance will perplex Him.

His wisdom is endless. He chose you, and you can’t mess it up.

His wisdom is flawless. He will never make a mistake concerning you. 


What do you need today? Insight? Help? Hope?

What do you need to know? That you are fully accepted? That you are cared for? That your life has a purpose?

Come and be wrapped and folded into Jesus. Everything you need is in Him.


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