“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” – Prov. 3:5
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I’ve been giving some thought to trust. In the world in which we live that’s so fast-paced and ever-changing, with so much bad all around us concealed as good, it’s hard to know what or who to trust. There’s nothing like that confidence and assurance in someone or something.
But people are fallible – they make mistakes, they will fail us; sometimes it’s us who are making the mistakes and failing. Many times it’s others who are mistreating or abusing us in some way – either physically, emotionally, or psychologically. It’s inevitable: people will let us down. Jobs will end. Money stops flowing. Things will fail us.
Yet there is saving grace in Christ Jesus. “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man” (Ps. 118:8). My confidence – my trust – is in Jesus Christ the risen Savior. And I stand on His promises. He has promised that He will never leave or forsake me (Heb. 13:5). He has promised me that all things will work out for my good (Rom. 8:28). He has promised you, too.
We are to trust in the Lord at all times because He is a refuge for us (Ps. 62:8). We can find comfort in Him and He will rescue us from our troubles. “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday” (Ps. 37:5).
So let’s “trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” (Ps. 37:3). Sitting around thinking about not being able to trust anyone in the world is bleak and depressing. When it comes to people, I just pray for wisdom that God will guide Me and direct my paths (Prov. 3:6).
Everyone wants someone in whom they can confide. And God the Father has given us Jesus Christ. We can put our trust in Him. That gives me hope.
Do you have hope? Hope in Jesus Christ? You can have that hope. All you have to do is obey Christ: believe that He is Lord (Jn. 8:24), repent of your sins (Lk. 13:3), confess that Jesus is Lord (Mt. 10:32), and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins (Mk. 16:16). Then you can live a faithful life, trusting in the Lord, and having the hope that He extends to all who obey Him.
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” – Psalm 18:2
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