In the world but not of it

October 6, 2009

Trust is earned…

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It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in people. Psalm 118:6

It has been quoted by many that respect is given away but trust is earned. Being courteous and kind should not be an afterthought. We expect to be treated with some level of respect from others and in turn we share the same responsibility.

But to trust someone is a completely different matter. It requires a level of transparency and vulnerability that some people struggle to offer. Trust implies confidence in the other person. Trust implies believing that the other person will do what they say when they say they will do it. Trust involves character, integrity and honesty exist in the other person’s life as preeminent values and attributes.

Trust is not given away lightly…

When we say we trust God we are implying that we fully accept Him. Trusting God is not like trusting a person.

Our trust in a person may fail but God never fails. His character is on display and flows from His word. He has already demonstrated the extent to which He will go for us. He gave His only Son for you and I.

We never have to question whether trusting God is good or not. Our stumbling block when it comes to trusting the Lord is that we often relate God to people. When we place our trust in a person and they do not respond the way that they should we can be hurt and disappointed…

But it is never the same with God. When we place our trust in Him we can truly rest. Despite all the outward signs of distress we can have complete confidence that He will manage the matter to His glory and to our greatest benefit.

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