Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men! (Psalm 31:19)
Can there be such a thing as hidden trust? How can we trust in the Lord and not say so? How can we believe and not proclaim that belief? Jesus clearly taught, “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”(1) The more candidly we proclaim and demonstrate our trust in the Lord, the more apt others will trust in Him as well. Let us, therefore openly, “Trust in the Lord with all our hearts, and lean not on our own understanding; in all our ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct our paths.”(2) When we do so we will experience His great goodness and all that He has in store for us, both in this temporal life as well as in the eternal life yet to come.