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Why Should We Trust God?

Post Author: Bill Pratt 

There are many passages in the Bible that speak to this issue, but I want to explain it in simple theological terms.

First, God is omnibenevolent (all-good).  That means that he desires our highest welfare.

Second, he is omniscient (all-knowing).  That means he knows everything that is possible to know.  He has all the information he needs about us – our past, present, and future.

Third, he is omnisapient (all-wise).  Wisdom refers to God’s unerring ability to choose the best means to accomplish the best ends in our lives.  He makes no mistakes.

Fourth, he is omnipotent (all-powerful).  He has the power to accomplish the best ends for your life by the best means for your life.

With these four attributes, you, as a believer, can completely trust in God.  He desires your best, he knows what you need, he knows the best way to accomplish it, and he has the power to make sure it happens!

Rest assured in God, because there is nobody else like him.


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  • kay

    Great. Thanks.

  • http://geochristian.wordpress.com/ Kevin N

    I’ve been looking for a job for eleven months and it is easy to lapse into a “what in the world is God doing” attitude. But I keep on praying “Thy will be done,” knowing that God knows better than I do. Thanks for the encouragement.

  • Bill Pratt

    Kevin,
    I feel for you. This is the worst economy in at least 25 years with unemployment well over 11% where I live. Nobody in my industry is hiring except to replace people who quit. It is really tough to find a job right now. I have a friend who is a recruiter and he says he has numerous clients but nowhere to place them. He has had to start another business on the side to make some money. Both my brother-in-laws are out of work.

    You are not alone, and I will certainly make it a point to pray for your employment. God has something awesome planned for you. I’m sure of it.

    God bless,
    Bill

  • gloria

    Amen! Wonderful post and all I can say is AMEN!

    God bless,
    gloria

  • Hamman Samuel

    Thanks for the post. Could you please provide clear scriptures that show these 4 attributes of God in the Bible?

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