28 Jan 2015 by Kim Yung CM-
Somehow or rather, everyone has trust issues, whether it is minor or major. Nevertheless, studies have shown that people who are more religiously involved, have a better ability to trust others while people who are more theologically conservative tend to trust less. Despite those facts, we cannot be fully certain that those who are actively involved in religious movements have more trust. The topic of trust is indeed complicated. All in all, do we really trust anyone in this world? The Bible tells us that there is no person in this world as perfect as Jesus Christ and no better person to trust than Him. (Romans 3:12; Psalms 118:8-9)
All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. (Romans 3:12)
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in humans.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes. (Psalms 118:8-9)
Christ said that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. If Christ is the Truth, then it follows that Christ cannot lie. Hence, being honest is about following in God’s footsteps, for He cannot lie. This signifies that God is the one and only unwavering trustworthy existence in our human lives. Since Christ is the Way and our guidance, we need to place our strength and our trust in Him, acknowledging that He knows us best and that we can openly pour our hearts out to Him.
Learning to trust God becomes easy when we see how He has proven Himself to be trustworthy in our lives and the lives of others. Observe how He fulfilled every word of the good He promised through his servant Moses. Subsequently, pay attention when reading the book of Exodus, the book of Joshua, and the other stories in the Bible. Notice how God keeps His promises time and time again and how He rewards those who trusted Him. The record of God’s promises is in His Word for everyone to see. The record of His people’s fulfillment has been well established. In order to open up and trust again, read the Bible regularly. You cannot trust God if you do not know Him.
I will not dishonor my covenant, because I will not change what I have spoken. (Psalm 89:34)
The Almighty is the only one who is able to change the hearts and minds of His people and to ultimately teach those who seek Him, to openly trust once more. He is our teacher, our hope, and our Saviour who unrelentingly wants the best for us; who loves us for who we are despite our pasts and wrong doings.
So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. (Hebrews 6:18)
When you learn to have unwavering trust in God for everything, and to listen to His voice, you will receive provision and peace. He will open your eyes up to see that you have been gifted with, which is an unconditional love like no other. The Spirit of God and His faithfulness guide His people to follow the path to eternal life.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
If you have lost hope and are in desperate need to gain the ability to trust again, seek God in all you do, seek His wisdom, and pray! He rewards and guides those who places their trust in Him. Fret no longer and be encouraged, for the barriers of Heaven were broken when Christ died in the cross for us. God has made Himself available to those searching for Him and looking to know Him through the Bible (the Holy Word of God to His people) and through the love of Christ.
Seek God today with a humble and yearning heart and say, “God, I don’t want to live on my own. I want to trust you. When I don’t know what to do, I’ll trust you. When I don’t understand why, I’ll trust you. I’ll do my part with your help, and when I’m done, I’ll trust you to do the rest.”
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal. (Isaiah 26:4)
Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
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