“I know who I believe in, and I am persuaded that he is able.”
Those are the words of the Apostle Paul to his spiritual son Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:12. Paul was speaking of his hardships and suffering. In a way, he is promising to young Timothy that he too would go through situations that he would not understand, yet his trust must remain in Jesus.
There are things that we will go through life that we will not understand. Tragedies, disappointments, and betrayals. We come to a point when dealing with such things, it will either cause us to run to Jesus or run away. Through the years I have learned more by trial and error and have learned to lean on God and not my own understanding. I have learned the power of all my being is acknowledging God, and his promise of our acknowledgement of him will make my path straight.
May you find rest in trusting in Jesus for he is the way, the truth, and the life. I know who I believe in. You can’t change my mind of that. Jesus is who he said and who his word says he is. It is the power of persuasion. I have tasted and have seen that the Lord is good! My situations do not dictate how I acknowledge God but rather the way I acknowledge God dictates how I will respond to my situations.
May our souls always react in love, in peace, in mercy, in patients and self-control. My reaction will be different than it used to be because I have been persuaded that God is able. Have a great week!
Dave Truncone is the pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Van Buren. He is married to Heidi and they have two daughters, Hannah, and Abigail. They live in Van Buren.