Trusting God is a foundational principle in the Christian life. We are expected to accept that God is perfect in love, infinite in wisdom, and sovereign in control. We don’t automatically grasp these truths at the moment of salvation; rather, we learn them over time. Of these three facts, however, the one we most seem to doubt is the Lord’s love for us. However, Scripture gives us three proofs to rely upon when our certainty starts to waver.
Character love—God’s very nature is love (1 John 4:8). The Bible also tells us that God is light and there is no darkness in Him (1 John 1:5). In other words, there’s nothing sinful or imperfect in His character. If the Father is perfect and loving, He will never mistreat one of His children.
Calvary love—Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross for our sins provides irrefutable evidence of divine love. The Father’s heart for humanity was revealed when He gave His Son to die in our place. Through Christ, salvation is available to all, but He would have made the same choice if you had been the only person on earth.
Covenant love—God is committed to making us heirs (Hebrews 8:10). We know that when we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior, we become children of God. Our immaturity is the reason He is patient and kind to us. God sees us as we are—little ones learning to navigate in our short-term earthly home.
As growing believers, we can’t trust God if we doubt His devotion. Thankfully, we possess these amazing proofs. It is the heavenly Father’s very nature to love, which He demonstrated at the cross and continues to prove by adopting us as His sons and daughters.