Posted by: Jo | November 10, 2017

Who Can Be Trusted In Today’s World?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

(Proverbs 3:5)

  • Trust01Social media publishes “fake news”
  • Politicians speak falsehoods.
  • Lovers betray each other.
  • Famous people disappoint us when sordid happenings in their past lives are exposed.
  • Friends let us down.

Who can we trust in today’s world when greed, power, sex seem to take centre stage?

When I was a child my father would tell us of contracts he made which were sealed with a handshake, which he called a gentleman’s agreement, a complete trust in the other’s promise to deliver. I cannot imagine that happening today. We have often heard the flippant reply “trust me” when we know the speaker is far from trustworthy. Lawyers would laugh at my father’s innocence in expecting a handshake to stand up in court.

Fortunately, in the midst of this turmoil of distrust, there is one solid, unchanging, unmoving, solid foundation that never moves, never changes, always trustworthy

The Word of God

The Heavenly Father has given us his holy word to ensure us that he can be totally trusted whatever chaos is happening in the world around us. It is surprising to look through a concordance and find the many verses that contain the word, trust. When we see one word emphasised we need to take heed. Trusting God and his Word is the basis of our belief.Trust02

“O, Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.” (2 Samuel 7: 28)

Trust is very much a part of the prayers of the Psalmists and can be found over and over again in their praises to him, repeating how comforting it is to have someone we can completely trust.

“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” (Psalm 9: 10)

Too often we still place our trust in shaky methods of dealing with life’s problems. I frequently mistakenly think that I have everything under control and blindly go ahead in my own strength with whatever presents it self to me during the day, often causing myself lots of grief by not asking the Lord first to direct my path. As I have grown older I am learning to start my days by asking God to be with me in any decisions I might have to make and then trying to keep that prayer firmly in my mind as the day unfolds and if I know in advance of a major happening looming in the family, my husband and I join Trust03together in handing it over to the Father.

One of my favourite songs we sing at church echoes that thought and comes straight from Scripture.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3: 5 – 6)

 


Responses

  1. Love your analogy of the car, Jo, So true.
    This is your special birthday week. I expect it will be very special.
    Blessings to you

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