Trust Me?

In our everyday there are a lot of reasons we don’t trust. So many scams, so much hate, so little honesty, so little love. Who, what can we trust?

Sadly, sometimes the ability to trust others is lost at a young age. Sometimes, maybe not so tragic, but just as hard is betrayal in a relationship or business dealing. A lifetime of seeing or experiencing let-downs makes us wary and weary.

Too often it translates into our relationship with God. Oh yes, we believe He is powerful, good, loving, merciful – and yes, we trust Him. It’s just that the thing we’ve been praying for hasn’t happened, the disease we were praying against is causing sleepless nights, the unexpected loss makes us question. As this father said: “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24b NLT)

From a book by Jerry Bridges, Trusting God, here is a sobering quote: “…when we fail to trust God we doubt His sovereignty and question His goodness.”

Hmmm, that’s not where we want to be, but sometimes even when we feel we are trusting with all our heart, there can be a deceiving voice: “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?’ “ (Genesis 3:1b BSB)

Whether we’re victims of past let downs, or the enemy is trying to make us doubt, or we are going through something hard – God has not abandoned us at any point. A world broken by sin is bound to bring pain in one way or another. We need to have an anchor to keep us from getting lost in the sea of doubt.

It becomes a heart choice, one that needs to be strengthened daily. A choice to know that this world is broken. That someday all that is wrong will be replaced with an eternity of no more hurts. In the meantime, only a daily immersion into the Bible and constant communication in prayer will keep us on course.

It’s impossible in a few paragraphs to capture the essence of trusting God. Truth is, God knows this is hard for us. He longs for us to rest in Him and find His peace. He sees the big picture; we walk with just enough light for the next step. Hold His hand, He will hold your soul. “I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in Me will no longer remain in the dark.” (John 12:46 NLT)

10 Comments on “Trust Me?

  1. This is so very real for me RIGHT NOW! I have lost trust in so many people in my life due to so many worldly issues. It has even shown me how very possible it is for me to stumble in my faith due to others’ wobbly walks with the Lord. So God truly has a purpose for me being here this day! HIs plans are perfect so trusting Him should never be doubtful. I can trust Him. Thank you, my sister.

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    • Yes, He is faithful and though doubts are human – He never changes, never fails, never stops loving us. Many blessings as you trust Him to show you the way with those around you and as He grows you more and more in His Son Jesus…

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  2. Amen and Amen! You have said it so beautifully, Paris. It’s a heart choice each and every day. We need to remind ourselves that this world is broken. “Only a daily immersion into the Bible and constant communication in prayer will keep us on course.” It’s the only way and He can be trusted. Blessings!

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  3. “A world broken by sin is bound to bring pain in one way or another.” That is so true and that is why we have no choice but to trust God. He’s the only one who can quell the pains of this world. I’ll Trust You by gospel recording artist Donnie Mcclurkin comes to mind. He sings:

    What if it hurts? (I’ll trust You, Lord)
    What if you cry? (I’ll trust You, Lord)
    What if it doesn’t work out the first time that you try? (I’ll trust You, Lord)
    What if you call My name (I’ll trust You, lord)
    And you don’t feel Me near? (I’ll trust You, Lord)
    Will you believe in Me or will you fear? Oh, my child?
    (Yes, I will trust, You Lord)

    Yes, no matter what, I will trust You Lord because over and over again, He shows me that I can trust him implicitly.

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    • Thank you, Yvonne, for sharing that – powerful. So beautiful to know that in all things He is with us – even when we can’t feel Him near. Blessings dear child of God, oh how He loves you and me!

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    • Yes, you are right, it is a choice and yes it must be daily made. Blessings as you trust the only One worthy of trust – He never let’s us down!

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