Trust is a precious and rare commodity in the world. It is easily damaged and destroyed by thoughtlessness and selfishness. To place ourselves or a part of our hearts in the hands of another is a delicate step.
We have learned therefore that trust is not to be extended lightly. We’ve become skeptical, even hardened against hurt. Love is a jittery bird, easily frightened.
Coupled with our desire to see before we step, such reluctance to trust prevents us from having a full and free relationship with God. He deserves our unreserved confidence. He never fails his people. He always comes through. He never forgets a promise. Continue reading
“As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him” (Psalm 18:30 NKJV). God’s Word has been proven true every time He has spoken. The written Word of God, correctly understood, has never been wrong. “The words of the LORD are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times” (Psalm 12:6 NKJV). People who think God has let them down or broken His Word, need to re-study the Bible. “Thus says the LORD: ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD’” (Jeremiah 17:5 NKJV). People may repeatedly let us down, but God never has, and never will; and yet we’ll continue to vote for and trust those same people, and disbelieve in the God of Truth!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.