Trusting What God Says

            Sometimes our biblical questions and doubts can only be answered with the explanation of because “God said it.” Many times God doesn’t even give an answer to our specific question. Like any physical relationship, our spiritual one with God will require faith. The Bible often compares a relationship with Christ to that of a marriage. A cornerstone for a lasting marriage is good communication. When God’s answers to our doubts and questions with His word make little sense to us, going back to His descriptions of marriage can be helpful.

            Ephesians 5:22-26 reads, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word.”

            The Bible never mentions that following Christ requires a blind faith. The reason Christians have to trust that His word is righteous and beneficial is because He sacrificed His life for our sake. In doing so, Christ became the definition of perfect love. Submitting to Christ’s authority through trusting obedience in everything we do is how we can communicate our respect and love back to Him. Romans 12:9-11 reads, “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.”

            Proverbs 3:5 reads, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” In a marriage there are going to be certain topics of life where your spouse will know more than you. With having an MBA, I trust my wife when she talks to me about economic and business related knowledge. Since God is wiser than mankind in every way, a believer in Christ needs to trust His teachings above their own. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’”