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Do You Trust Me?

Updated on April 4, 2019

All Relationships Require Trust

A relationship without trust is like two people standing on quick sand. When one person speaks a promise to the other, they are unable to conceive it as being true and the ground beneath them becomes unstable.

A constant theme that God has been relaying to me as of lately is that of trust. The definition of trust is, "A firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something." This is an all-encompassing definition and strives to portray the vision that trust involves trusting somebody through multiple facets. In order to fully trust someone, we need to understand that person's overall motives. Have you ever whole-heartedly trusted a stranger?

God does not want us blindly trusting Him solely for the sake of obeying His commands. There is always a purpose and a pure motive behind why He asks certain actions from us. All of His commands were created from an atmosphere of love, because He Himself is love (John 3:16). Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." He longs to bring us into a place where He can be the leading factor in all of our decisions, but He needs us to come to a place of trusting Him with our entire heart. Furthermore, we have the capability to trust Him with all of our hearts, because He is good and His nature is unchanging (James 1:17). We don't have the capacity to do that with any earthly relationship. We can trust others to the extent that they will follow Christ and allow thier lives to be led by Him, but even a constant disarming of our heart in this earthly manner will lead to a dead end. God is eternal, and so our trust in Him is not a one-time ordeal. Instead, it involves the same decision being made consistently, which will lead us further into His eternal realm of the goodness that He has in store for us. The nature of the goodness represented through His character literally has no limitations. And so the first act of trusting God will only lead us further into a world that contains endless possibilities.

False Character

On the other hand, many people don't trust in God because they think they do know who He is but they do not have a sound, biblical view of His nature. It will be harder, but not impossible, to trust God when coming from a place where He was portrayed in a negative fashion. It's important that these lies are exposed for what they are- an attack from the enemy, none of which are built on solid ground. The lies need to be exposed so that they can be disposed. Ecclesiastes 3:4 says, "There is a time to plant and a time to uproot." A truth cannot be mixed in with a lie that has already been planted. Otherwise, it's still a lie. Instead, we need to become aware of the lies that we have received, not for the sake of focusing on them but solely for the purpose of digging them up and uprooting them from the soil of our hearts. Then, we're able to have soft ground on which we can plant truths and only truths. It's a process that requires vulnerability and so it's not always comfortable, but the more we deal with head on, the faster we can receive healing, and we'll even begin to discover that areas of our heart that we didn't know existed will be transformed. Now is the time to trust in the Lord with all of your heart. It's a continual process, but it begins with one decision of the heart.

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    • erical2473 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Ligocki 

      2 years ago from Colorado

      Hacicu, God can use our situations for our good. However, I believe He mostly speaks to us through our hearts and our desires as we are delighting ourselves in Him. Thanks for sharing!

    • erical2473 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Ligocki 

      2 years ago from Colorado

      Eric, that’s awesome! He really does always go above and beyond. And it’s amazing when He blesses us with things that we didn’t even think about, but they were still things that were on our hearts nonetheless.

    • erical2473 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Ligocki 

      2 years ago from Colorado

      Paul, thanks for reading! It can definitely be difficult to trust people, because they’re human and don’t always do the right thing. And we ourselves don’t always do the right thing either. It’s pretty cool to think that God trusts us though!

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      Paul K Francis 

      2 years ago from east coast,USA

      I am not the most trusting person in the world, but I trust God completely because I know of the love that he has for us all. I admit, however, that sometimes I need to remind myself of that truth, especially during difficult times. I enjoyed reading your article.

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you. "All of His commands were created from an atmosphere of love, because He Himself is love (John 3:16)" I can break down the whole Bible to this.

      May sound funny but what I cherish the most about my personal love relationship with God is that he always surprises with more blessings than even thought of in my prayers.

      I have a need for some uprooting.

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      Hacicu Bogdan 

      2 years ago from Cluj-Napoca, Romania

      There was a time when I completely lost faith in God because of the hard times in my life even if I was always trying to do good, but I soon realized that the hardships God is giving me are because He knows I can handle them and become stronger through them. Then I started to notice all the blessing and ways of help I got even when I wasn't expecting at all so now when hard times come like the one that I have now, I just try to let my frustration and angriness out but not towards God.

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