Restored To Trust

You can count on Him, at all times.  You can rely on Him, at all times.

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Who Do You Trust?  As I ask this question I remember the last couple of weeks being asked the Lord, “Do you trust me?”  Then, everywhere I turn, people are talking about—trust. I turn on the TV, preachers, teachers are talking about the same issue of trust.  The subject of trust was even in my devotional.  God has my attention!

If there is one thing I am learning about the Lord, is that when He is wanting to teach me something, the same topic will keep coming before my eye and ear gates.  As I sat down to listen, I realized that perhaps the heart of God wants to restore our trust.  As I was reading my devotional during that time, I read this:

“If you believe that I am sovereign over every aspect of your life, it is possible to trust me in all situations.   Don’t waste energy regretting the way things are or thinking about what might have been.”  

I then asked:  “How do we turn our mistrust into trust again, Lord.”  The answer was right before me as I looked down on the same page:  “Start at the present moment, accepting things exactly as they are, and search for My way in the midst of those circumstances.”  

Did you ever realize that one way we can lose our trust is by not accepting circumstances as they are, good or bad?

If we define the word “trust,” we learn that it’s a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.  

Who can we trust like that?  That someone is Jesus Christ.   When we trust him, we should rely on, depend on, count on, with confidence and belief, faith, and certainty!  Lord give me trust like this, continually.

Whatever or whoever has caused distrust or caused you to waiver, always remember it is God’s nature to be trustworthy!  He doesn’t disappoint as people do.  When He promises, He delivers.  Whatever He has promised, trust Him to bring it to fruition. He is the source of fruitfulness.

“The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.  The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”  Psalm 19: 7 

God wants to restore our trust in Him!  He wants us to know that we can always depend and lean on Him, as our Father, our Daddy. 

Let’s look at a promise He has given us to embrace and take as our own.  Let this be the avenue that God wants to use to restore our trust.  Here is this very familiar passage of scripture:  

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

Let’s amplify it with another version:  “Trust in AND rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.  In all your ways know AND acknowledge AND recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight AND smooth (removing obstacles that block your way).”  Proverbs 3: 5-6 (Amp.) 

Did you see the difference?  When we trust and rely confidentially on God, continually, not just once in a while, we will be guided and directed with obstacles being removed.

How do we live like this?  We must make up our minds to totally believe and trust what God has said.  He is a promise keeper.   He is the only one that does not change.  He never changes his opinion or his love for us either.

As we walk upon this journey, life can get hard at times.  We suffer disappointment, we trust people and they betray us, we get close to someone and they abandon us.  The list goes on and on!   

I pray and declare, this article will help to restore your trust–not in man, not in money, not in position or title, but TRUST ONLY IN GOD, totally and completely.  You can count on Him, at all times.  You can rely on Him, at all times. He will not change his mind, or abandon and disappoint you.  He is good, all the time.  His nature and His character are just that:  Good, very good!  

May this acronym be a guide to help restore trust:

Totally
Relying

Upon our
Savior’s 
Truth

King Solomon, a man of wisdom taught this:

“Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.  So that your TRUST may be in the Lord, I teach you today, even you.”  Proverbs 22: 17-19 (NIV)  

Paraphrased:  If we listen and pay attention to God’s Word and allow His words to get deep into our hearts, digesting His truth (not just skimming the surface, even if we don’t like or understand our circumstances), then our trust will be IN Christ full-heartedly. This will guide us and keep our paths firm.

“Get wisdom, get understanding, do not forget my words or swerve from them.”  Proverbs 4: 5 (NIV). 

My devotional said this, a few days later:  Trust is a golden pathway to heaven.  When you walk on this path, you live above your circumstances.

It’s time to live above and beyond!  It’s time to trust again!  Father, restore our trust in you.  Restore our trust, the way you intend it to be.  Yes, Lord, may we trust and obey, for it’s the only way!  You ARE the only way.

 

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About the Author

Mary Beth Pecora, a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, worshiper and servant leader, who loves life and loves people. More importantly, she passionately loves God and the fullness of who He is! For twenty-three years she has served in leadership positions within the ministry of Aglow International. Currently, she and her husband serve at The Secret Place--A Psalm 91 Ministry. It's a place for individual folks to come, be exhorted and prayed for, while being ushered to ministry stations within the room. They continue to serve monthly in the Prayer Room at their home church that they have been a part of for almost forty years. In April of 2022 they both received their Ministry License and will pursue Ordination in the fall. She delights in encouraging folks of all ages within various walks of life. Her love of writing is now her passion, which led her to publish two books, "Restoration Explosion In The New Year," and "Navigating The Mysteries Of God." Above all that’s been accomplished and concluded, the BEST thing to her is knowing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is her everything—her very best friend. Visit: Mybelovedsvoice.com