A Matter of Trust
Trust…The word, “Trust” holds great worth and value in today’s society. Unfortunately, we have learned NOT to trust most promises given by many of our leaders and NOT to rely upon those whom we thought we could rely; even our closest friends and loved ones at time.
Face it, the lack of Trust has become a real issue within today’s world. People make all kinds of promises they simply cannot keep or won’t keep. I recall a time when Americans could read or watch the News with confidence trusting what was being reported was actual truth or fact. That’s not the case any longer. Propaganda, mistruths, half-truths, and spins are put into just about everything we hear or see in today’s political and media worlds. That old wise saying, “Believe half you see and nothing you hear,” holds more truth today than ever before.
With so much “distrust” abounding it’s hard to believe in anything…But, there’s still one thing of total certainty that we can trust and rely upon…God’s Word; the Bible. The Promises of the Bible are True and Faithful. We can possess great confidence that God will never leave nor forsake us. The Bible teaches us, “Let God be true, but every man a liar…” (Romans 3:4 KJV). Meaning that God cannot lie and man can and often does lie.
God does not have to impress mankind with phony hopes and promises. What HE says HE means, and HE will bring it to pass. Trusting in God is a guarantee that never fades or expires. God is eternal; therefore His Promises are eternal. One of my favorite verses is found in the Book of Proverbs, “TRUST in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5). I can put my heart’s entire TRUST in the LORD…I don’t have to worry about it. I don’t have to think about it. I don’t have to wonder or ponder over it…I know the LORD cares for me and will never breach a single promise HE has made.
My friend, today you may be struggling with Trust issues and wondering if you can ever trust anyone again. Perhaps, someone you love or put confidence into has disappointed or let you down. It happens to all of us at one time or another. But, just remember all humans are just that; Humans…And, humans do forget, fail, fall down, and disappoint even with the best of intentions.
I encourage you during this Christmas Season and throughout the rest of your life to place ALL of your hopes and cares upon Jesus because HE is GOD and HE can never forget, fail, fall down, or disappoint anyone…GOD is Faithful and you can always rely and Trust in HIM to do what is best for you in HIS time…Want you TRUST in Him today?
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, M.Ed, Author