Join us this Sunday! In-Person 9:00am & 10:45am, Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

Join us this Sunday! In-Person 9:00am & 10:45am, Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

Join us at the next Sunday worship service:
9:00am & 10:45am,
Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm


“It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.” — Luke 23:44–46 (ESV).

Most of us have trust scars. These are wounds from trusting someone that have healed over time but left a scar. At some point in our lives, someone has betrayed us, tricked us, or let us down. As we look at the scars, we wonder why we placed our trust in that person in the first place. We become hesitant or at least slow to trust anyone.

 In Luke 23: 44-46 passage, Jesus is in the middle of the most painful and difficult moment of His life. He is on the cross, surrounded by thieves on His right and left. He had been beaten, crucified, and left for dead.  The taunting crowds are gathered, and at Christ’s feet are those gambling for His clothes.

Before He draws His last breath, He entrusts His spirit into His father’s hands. What He had spent His life working for was coming to an end. In His darkest moment, and when things made no sense, Jesus trusted God.  Despite incredible pain, suffering, darkness, and sorrow, God was worthy of Jesus’ trust.

What about us? Can we honestly say that we completely trust God, not just on the good days but even on those days of confusion, pain, and suffering? Because God loves you, you can show trust in Him by discussing your feelings and circumstances through prayer. When you trust, you go to God when life is good and when life is hard. You trust that God will ultimately take care of the rest. In trust, you do not look for security in other things; you look to God to hold you securely under challenging circumstances. You won’t do this perfectly, but God is kind and patient with you while you learn to trust Him.

There may be people in your life that you should not trust or cannot trust now. But you can always trust God, no matter the circumstances.

Discussion Questions: 

  1. Which aspect of your life do you struggle most when trusting God? How can you address that area this week?