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It’s a word with weight. The word trust is one that shouldn’t be used lightly.

Ever had your trust broken?

Ever been the one to lose someone’s trust? Then you know the struggle it truly is to rebuild.

Even with that in mind, we find ourselves trusting in some form every single day.

We trust in small things and big things.

We trust the car will start or that the chair will hold when we sit.

We trust others and ourselves in daily and life decisions.

Every. Single. Day.

Yet, here’s the thing…every single one of them can fail. Every. Single. One.

After all we’re in the natural world and every single one of us are flawed humans.

The car may not start, the chair may break. Someone we trust may hurt us, we may hurt someone that trusts us.

Things break and people make mistakes.

I feel like this is where you may be thinking “Duh Shahla!” but stick with me.

If someone asks you do you trust God, what’s your answer? If like me, your answer is ‘of course’. Then why does my trust not always remain with Him?

Ever try to “fix” a situation?

Ever think God’s moving too slow so you “help”?

I have. In the moment I let my fear take over. And sitting in my feelings I made a choice that I thought was “helpful”, that seemingly “solved” the problem. Somewhere along the way I thought my solution was better than trusting God and His outcome.

The dictionary’s definition of trust is beautiful when read with God in mind.

  • “trust: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of (God) someone or something.”

He is One who is utterly and completely trustworthy. My trust, our trust, ultimately needs to be in God and remain in Him.

Do I trust God?

It really is a yes or no answer.

If my answer is yes, then my focus needs to be on putting my trust in Him, letting it remain with Him no matter the circumstances.

I share from a place of acknowledgment that I have had my trust broken and I’ve also been the one to break trust. I know the painstaking, heartbreaking, journey rebuilding trust is. It’s why I’m so thankful you and I are able to leave our trust with the One who is unfailing, who is in the details, whose Living Word is meant to be believed and walked out each day. Our trust in God never has to be rebuilt because He is faithful and unchanging.

I look at Psalms 62:8 every morning when I sit in what has become lovingly deemed, “my prayer chair,” and even with a daily reminder in front of me, I have had setbacks when I took my eyes off Jesus.  If you’ve had a setback in trusting God remember today is a new day and we can ask for forgiveness for misplacing our trust and ask for his help placing our trust firmly in Him and to let it remain with Him. There are a few simple things we can do to help us keep our trust with the One who is completely trustworthy.

  • Talk with God about misplacing our trust, which unfortunately fosters our doubts and fears. He knows this and is one of many reasons to ask for his help and wise counsel.
  • Seek reminders of his trustworthiness, read His word and if you’re a journal keeper like me, then read old journals. You may be surprised at how many answered prayers and the faithfulness of God show up in those pages.
  • Listen to good reminder songs of His trustworthiness. Worship music is a key to keeping our trust in Him. A few suggestions below.

Lord, thank you for being completely trustworthy. You know my heart better than anyone, the good and the bad. I confess there are times I let my feelings take over and take my eyes off You. Please help my heart remain steadfast in Your promises and my trust to remain firmly in You. You are my King, You are a Promise Keeper, may these words be reflected in my heart and in my actions. In Jesus Name. Amen.

This week’s playlist:

King Of The World

Natalie Grant

Promises

Maverick City Music

Trust In You

Lauren Daigle

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  • Shahla Wright

    I’m a faith-filled believer in Jesus Christ. I’ve personally experienced his mercy and truth and want to encourage others to have a relationship with Him. My husband Albert and I are empty nesters with two adult children. My heart is happiest on our back patio, enjoying quality time with family, relaxing in the sunshine, and appreciating beautiful flowers. I love the Lord and hope at the end of the race, I hear, “Well done, daughter”.

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I’m a faith-filled believer in Jesus Christ. I’ve personally experienced his mercy and truth and want to encourage others to have a relationship with Him. My husband Albert and I are empty nesters with two adult children. My heart is happiest on our back patio, enjoying quality time with family, relaxing in the sunshine, and appreciating beautiful flowers. I love the Lord and hope at the end of the race, I hear, “Well done, daughter”.

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