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Trust – In Whom Should We Trust?

Jeremiah 17:7

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.

20140530-104833-38913743.jpgI’ve heard a number of people say they have no one they can trust. How sad is that? Trust is a powerful thing. It is usually earned over time and can be lost in a moment. If lost in a marriage – for instance – it is very difficult to regain.

If we place our trust in others – in the people around us – we will often be disappointed. Most of us have been disappointed time and again by people – it just seems to be the nature of people – they/we are not as trustworthy as they/we would like to be for sure.

If you have no one on earth to trust – there is one you can trust – your Lord and Savior! Here’s today passage in partial context. Jeremiah 17:5–10 – This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. 6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. 7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” 9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”

God reminds us that our trust should not be in people – but in God! In whom do you trust? Is your trust in God? If so – you will never be disappointed. You will never be wronged. God’s trust will always be true.  He will never fail us or disappoint us.  Spouses – best friends – bosses – employees – boyfriends – girlfriends – friends – relatives – the probability is high that they will all fail us at one time or the other.  God will never fail us!

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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July 21, 2014 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Marriage, Personal | , , ,

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