Misplaced Trust

Children are naturally trusting. If that trust is violated in any way, it can carry over into every relationship thereafter. It is especially true if our trust was broken by our earthly father. It will affect our relationship with our heavenly Father. It will be hard to trust Him with our whole heart. 

Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 25:19 says, “Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble, is like a bad tooth and a foot out of joint.” Psalm 118 says, “It is better to trust in  the Lord than to put confidence in man.”

People may fail us, but the Lord cannot fail. He is absolutely trustworthy. Here is a verse that will anchor your heart in trust. 2 Timothy 2:13 says, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” I love Hebrews 6:13-19. In verse 13 it says that God had to swear by Himself because there is no one greater. Verse 18 says, “That by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope that is set before us.”

Our hope is in a Person, not others, circumstances, or things. Verse 19 says, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.” Those who put their faith and trust in Him, have instant access to the Father of Lights.

James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” Whatever trial we go through, we can trust that the Lord is acting on our behalf for our best. Each trial is uniquely crafted for His purpose to be fulfilled in our lives. They have His stamp of blessing, favor, mercy, and unconditional love. Ephesians 1:11 says, “…who works all things according to the counsel of His will.”

Misplaced trust is a dead end street, especially if we are trusting in ourselves. It really is ludicrous. We have no power. Our flesh accomplishes nothing except futile activity. Jeremiah 17:5-6 is very explicit. It says, “Thus says the Lord: Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited.”

Verse 7 says, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the water, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.” It is our choice. We can trust in the Lord and be showered with His blessings. We can misplace our trust and be cursed. 

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