Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How to Trust Christ

Are you really trusting in Christ? How is it possible for anyone to trust Christ? "In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation" (Ephesians 1:13). Trusting Christ is faith in Him based upon the gospel. It is your salvation in Christ. That word salvation means deliverance. Trusting Christ delivers you from the condemnation, guilt, and shame of your sins. Trusting Christ delivers you from all the powers of darkness in your life.

Trusting Christ is not trusting in yourself; it's trusting in Christ to do what you cannot do. It's trusting Christ to change your life. It's trusting Christ to enable you to do the right thing. It's not about you, but Christ in you. Trusting Christ is "Christ in you the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27). He puts His hope in you and will bring you into eternal glory.

Trusting Christ is depending upon Him to do in you what you could never do by yourself. Someone may say, "I would become a Christian, but I just can't live it." No you can't. No one can. That's the very reason that we must trust Christ to do in us what we cannot do by ourselves.

You may ask, how can I get Christ to do in me what I cannot do by myself? Only trust Him. Trusting is relying upon Christ, and Christ alone. For He alone can change you, "that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory" (Ephesians 1:12).