When you trust someone, it means you rely on him, believe what he says, and you are happy to follow him. People that are trustworthy love you, care for you, and want to see you live the best life you can.
There are lots of different people in our worlds that we can trust:
Our parents: we can trust that they will look after us when we are having a bad day, or they will celebrate with us when things are terrific.
Our best friend: we can trust that they will play with us, listen to us, and be the type of friend where there is lots of fun and laughter.
Our teachers: we can trust that that they will educate us and help us if we are finding learning difficult.
Fire fighters, policemen, doctors, and nurses: we can trust to protect us and keep us safe.
All of these people are very special and important, but the Bible talks about Someone who is the greatest person to trust, and He is Jesus. The Bible tells us that when we trust in Jesus, He promises to make our paths straight even when things happen that we don’t understand. Sometimes life is a little bit like a roller coaster: it goes up, it goes down, it is easy, and it is hard; but Jesus is the friend who will never leave us no matter what we are going through.
As a family, let’s be the type of people that others can watch and see how much we trust Jesus to be our strength in the good times and the bad.
How amazing that even though our God is so big, He sees us and loves us and we can trust He will always be there for us.
This devotional was written by:
David and Beci Wakerley
David Wakerley is the kids’ creative pastor of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, and he works alongside his wife, Beci, who is the city campus children's and kids’ creative pastor. They are passionate about children, the generations, kids’ praise and worship, and leadership that makes a difference. Together they have two boys, Brooklyn and Orlando. Both David and Beci are a key part of the creative teams that song write and produce Hillsong Kids praise and worship albums and the Hillsong Kids BIG children’s ministry curriculum.