You can go to the grocery store and find everything from cereal to steak that has an official stamp of approval by some vendor or government agency. And it is these endorsements that give us confidence that these foods have been tested and we can purchase them with assurance.

God is the same way. Time and time again, His love for you has been tested, and He has proved Himself faithful. Just as the Psalmist wrote:

Those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You (Psalm 9:10 NKJV).

Think about the amount of trust we put in these man-based approvals. How much more confident can we be with God's approval? God's Word reminds us:

"It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man" (Psalm 118:8).

If we can trust a governmental agency with our food, how much more can we trust God with our lives?

Think of some time in your past where God has been faithful to you. Perhaps he provided for your bills at just the right time, or gave you just the right words to say to a hurting friend. God is faithful to us in so many ways ... we just need to look around and see them!

Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens;

Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds (Psalm 36:5 NKJV).

Whether you look at your life or the lives of those around you, you will see God's stamp of approval — evidence of His faithfulness that allows you to approach Him daily with confidence.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Marvelous are Your works,

And that my soul knows very well (Psalm 139:14 NKJV).

What does it compel us to do?
When we have this approval God gives us, what does it compel us to do?

Do we thank Him?

Do we share with others what God is doing in our lives?

Does it free us up to do the things God wants us to do with confidence, knowing He is in control?

Surely we will do all three!