The Sweetness of Trusting in Jesus
November 24, 2022 Blogs by: Tim Jennings, M.D.

I love this old hymn: “Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word.” I often sing these comforting words to myself and find the presence of the Lord close at hand, taking away my anxieties and calming my heart.

I have discovered that in every struggle of life, it is truly sweet to trust in Jesus:

When enemies gossip about me, it is so sweet to remember that Jesus is my friend and I can trust Him with my reputation.

When friends or family are sick or dying, it is so sweet to know that Jesus loves them and to trust the ultimate outcome to Him.

When problems arise that are too confusing for me to figure out, it is so sweet to take the issue to Jesus and trust Him to provide a solution.

When darkness presses upon my heart, it is so sweet to go to Jesus and trust Him to shine in His light.

When I have wandered from the right path and gotten lost, it is so sweet to call to Jesus and trust Him to lead me back to the way everlasting.

When I am tired and worn down, it is so sweet to trust Jesus and receive His strength.

When I am afraid and overwhelmed, it is so sweet to trust Jesus and know that I am safe in His hands.

When I am rejected, ridiculed, or scorned by this world, it is so sweet to trust Jesus and know that He will never leave me nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5).

And when the day comes that everything in this world seems to be falling apart, it will be so sweet to trust in Jesus’ words:

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am” (John 14:1–3 NIV84).

Yes, it really is sweet to trust in Jesus!



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Tim Jennings, M.D. Timothy R. Jennings, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist, master psychopharmacologist, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Fellow of the Southern Psychiatric Association, and an international speaker. He served as president of the Southern and Tennessee Psychiatric Associations and is president and founder of Come and Reason Ministries. Dr. Jennings has authored many books, including The God-Shaped Brain, The God-Shaped Heart, and The Aging Brain.
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