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Archive for October 29, 2012

Evidence of Trust

There are times when I trust in myself, but more and more often I must trust in the Lord.

Today we live in a society where an attitude of trust is difficult to maintain. Some almost think it is naïve to trust. We are routinely misled and deceived by what we see, hear, and even taste. The medical environment is certainly not an area where we can place our trust.

I think maybe God is the only one you can completely trust. You can rely on him in every conceivable situation.

 

Printed on our money is the phrase ‘in God we trust’, but today I wonder what those words mean. We can hardly trust our government or the politicians of today to mean what they say. We are being led into the weary land of the skepticism.

In recent years we have came to the sad realization that we cannot trust our teachers, our ministers, or our law enforcement, to name just a few.

The headlines reveal things are not as they appear. 

Things are not as they should be.

So where do we turn? There is only one person to whom we can trust with total confidence and that is of course God. But even then we struggle, at least I have. I trust but with reservations. I want to completely trust but there is that sense of hesitation hanging over my head. It is hard to trust with your whole heart.

So many of those we meet are masters of deceit; which is precisely why God gives us so many reasons to trust him. And it is also why we need to be constantly reminded by God that we should trust him.

I have had several personal reminders myself from God concerning trust.

God says even in the midst of crashing waves, trembling earth quakes, loss of loved ones, distant travels even on a blue bus…you can trust me. I will take care of you. I will bless you. I will give you sufficient grace.

Trust seems to always be supported with scaffolding, ropes, and pulleys. We all want to trust but we need some tools of support to let ourselves trust. Trust precipitates more trust and more trust results in greater trust, and greater trust leads to deeper trust. With the greatest, deepest, and most reliable trust remaining with God.

 

I must remind myself to trust each time doubts begin to stir within my heart. The feelings of turbulence are a clear reminder to recall the many times the Lord has taken care of me or my loved ones. Trusting God is so much easier than trusting anyone or anything else. You can count on God to never fool you, deceive you, or mislead you.

Scripture verses on trust:

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD,

have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10

…when I am afraid, in you I place my trust. Psalm 56:4

He shall not fear an ill report; his heart is steadfast,

trusting the LORD. Psalm 112:7

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

on your own intelligence do not rely…Proverbs 3:5

I invite you to spend some time this week praying with these verses on trust.

Ask God to open your heart to his trust as you go about your daily life.

This is what I am seeking; to be open to God’s trust.

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