I Know Whom I Have Believed

As Christians, we don’t believe in concepts. Well, we do, but not really.  We have concepts we believe in.  We have truths that we hold to, things we believe, all of that.  Yes we do.

But, as Christians, our faith is not founded upon concepts.  It’s founded upon a “person.”  A being.  An entity.  It’s founded upon the truth that we believe not in a concept, but we believe in God.  A huge, eternal, all powerful, all sovereign, all mighty God.

A God that spoke everything in being. A God that is bigger than we can ever imagine.

This God.

But, He is also a God that so personal. That knows our deepest fears and hurts. That knows our dreams. That knows the hairs upon our head; knows every thing about us. And loves us.

We don’t just believe in a concept. We believe in God.  Listen to what Paul writes to Timothy in 2 Timothy 1: 11-12 today:

for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.

89A1B9A6-1905-4D67-B047EBF5559A2B52Paul is writing about some of his trials and troubles, and he said that yes, they are hard. But, he knows who he has believed.  And he know that God will guard what is given to Paul, until that day.

In short, in the circumstances of life, no matter how hard or challenging they may be, Paul knows this.  He knows who he has believed in.  And he knows that he can trust God, no matter what. Because God is not a concept.  God is personal.  He is relational.  He knows us, and wants to know us.

Paul knows who he has believed in.  And he can trust, no matter what.

So can we today.  You can trust God today.  You can.  He knows you, He loves you, and He wants to be in relationship with you today.  That’s the kind of God that He is.  Today, no matter what is going on, you really can trust in Him.

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