Triad of Faith
November 17, 2008
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Trusting God is no easy task. We face so many problems and challenges that they often intimidate us more than God inspires us. Our fears seem to win over our faith.
I have, for a long time, found it helpful to regularly reaffirm three great characteristics of God as they’re expressed in His Son Jesus Christ. These characteristics, when regularly reflected on, help me build a confidence in Christ. I call them the triad of faith. When it comes to Christ we can affirm…
His love is for us. He wants to do what is best for us! “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?.. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:35, 37) Jesus came into this world as one of us to love us through His great sacrifice for us on His cross. No one has ever loved us as Jesus does. Yes, He loves us and wants the best for us!
His wisdom is for us. He knows what is best for us! “…Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:2b-3) He co-created the world with the Father and Holy Spirit and He helps keep it running. Even in a fallen universe we can see that He has made a fine-tuned universe. The Master has His master plan. Yes, He is wise and knows what is best for us!
His power is for us. He can do what is best for us! “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) He is ultimately in complete control. Yes, He is powerful and can do what is best for us!
Affirming this great triad of who Christ is will inspire trust —
He is all-loving and wants what is best for us.
He is all-wise and knows what is best for us.
He is all-powerful and can do what is best for us!
We can have confidence in Him!