The Source of Trust

Who supplies all desires and is the source of trust? The world places trust in people and physical things, and many times they don’t end up getting what they ask for and what they want. What do so many people put their trust in? They trust in riches, in their jobs, in their boss and co-workers, in physical things, their doctors or lawyers, their religion, friends and family and their mate, their political leaders, and so on. Micah 7:5-7 tells us that times will get so evil that we should not even put our trust in a friend. The Bible also warns those who put their trust in money, saying: “He who trusts in riches will fall” (Proverbs 11:28).

So what do WE put our trust in? Do we put our trust in the same things that the world does?

Do we put our trust in what we hear on television or what we read in the paper—or do we trust in our Church’s weekly updates as to what we should really be focusing on? Do we trust in man like a political leader, the president? Do we trust in our country? Do we trust in a false god and a false religion or a false teaching—or do we trust in the true Church of God, in God the Father and Jesus Christ, and in the Bible? Do we trust ourselves to make the right decisions and to follow God’s law?

Though we may put our trust in certain things, we must NEVER leave God out of the picture. It is through God and because of God that we can have a certain degree of trust in certain individuals, but we must also be aware of tests and trials when it comes to trust. We must also be careful that we don’t trust in ourselves without involving God in our situations as it says in Proverbs 28:25-26: “He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will be prospered. He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered.”

Where we put our trust when making vital decisions is important, and that goes towards anything that we do in our lives: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). When we trust in Him, He will give us the desires of the heart, as it says in Psalm 37:3-4.

There are several individuals in the Bible who put their trust in God, like David who went to God many times in prayer to ask for deliverance from his persecutors (2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 7:1). Job went through some very serious trials and had to trust God that what was happening was for a reason. Abraham had to trust in God that He would somehow work it out when he was commanded by God to offer his son as a sacrifice. Moses trusted in God when he was commanded to free Israel from Egypt. Even Jesus Christ, when He was on this earth, had to trust in His Father to get through trials and to be victorious when being tempted by Satan. Christ could have sinned because He was in fact human, but through trust, faith, and the Father’s Holy Spirit in Him, He was able to go through what was prophesied for our benefit, so we could inherit eternal life.

Trust and faith do go together. We can’t have faith if we don’t have trust, and we must pray with good intentions, as it says in Hebrews 13:18-19: “Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.”

Difficult times are still ahead of us as the Bible prophesies, and we have to stay strong and trust in what God promises us. The world is blind to this fact and doesn’t realize what is coming in the near future. We must make sure we are not caught off guard when that time approaches, but be ready and look to the source of our trust – God the Father and Jesus Christ!

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