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Trust Is Something We Desire

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Trust is something we desire. We want to trust people. We strive to be trustworthy.

Have any of us ever had someone tell us they had our best interest at heart? Did we believe them? Is it only me or do others have trouble believing someone who says they have your best interest at heart? I tried to convince my granddaughter the other day that I had her best interest at heart – and I really do – but I’m not sure she bought it!

I was talking to a salesperson the other day – and they used the line – if it were me. If I trust someone – I might ask them – what would you do if you were me? That line doesn’t work with me from a total stranger. How about you?

Do we believe in anyone? Do we have trust in anyone? In marriage – trust is a big issue. If we lose trust in our marriage – it is hard for the marriage to survive. Trust in co-workers is also something we strive toward. Have any of us ever lost trust in someone? It takes a long time for trust to be rebuilt.

Whether we have a hard time believing someone could actually have our best interested at heart or not – there is One who does  our God! God has promised us things like – I will never leave you nor forsake you – I have plans to prosper you and not harm you. God is the one who backed up all of His statements with His actions – even His life – in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Even if there is no one else we can trust – to have our best interest at heart – there is One who does – Jesus Christ. Trusting in God should come naturally – but for some – even trusting God is hard. Most often it is because we have attached beliefs to even God that are not true. Tomorrow I will write something special about trust. Stay tuned!

Just something for us to think about today as we go on our way.

 

August 24, 2017 - Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Marriage, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , ,

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