I thought that I would do a little search on the word trust, and see what I would discover. It's been quite a find! (I am hoping to do a search on the word obey in the next couple of days)
May this search bless and encourage you in the same way that it has blessed and encouraged me!
Definition of Trust:
As a noun:
firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
As a verb:
believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of.
Synonyms: rely on, depend on, confidence, faith.
Antonyms: distrust, doubt, mistrust.
My optional definition of trust:
A complete faith in someone or something: This trust will compel you, in accordance with the someone or something, to do things that seem totally crazy. Though this kind of trust opens you up and makes you vulnerable to whatever or whoever you trust, it is also very freeing. So, set your trust on the right something
or someone (God:) and start living in light of that trust.
People in the Bible that trusted God:
Abraham-trusted God would make of him a great nation. Hebrews 11:19
Shadrach Meshach and Abedego- trusted God enough to brave a firing furnace. Daniel 3:17
Joseph-trusted God to work all out for good...even in a prison. Genisis 45:7-8
David-trusted God would make him king in His own good time. I Samuel 26:8-11, 2 Samuel2:1,6,7
The woman with an issue of blood-trusted that just touching Jesus would heal her! Luke 8:43:48
There are so many other examples. So, take up your Bible and start reading :)
Bible verses on trust...I find this fascinating!
Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered .
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Psalm 9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Proverbs 3:5-6 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.
How can we know that we can trust in God.
Micah 7:18-19 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
Hebrews 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
When we trust in ourselves, we are termed a fool. Let us trust in God, who is perfect. He will never lead us astray.
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
― Corrie ten Boom
But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.”
―Francis Chen, Crazy Love
“Wait on the Lord" is a constant refrain in the Psalms, and it is a necessary word, for God often keeps us waiting. He is not in such a hurry as we are, and it is not his way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present, or to guide us more than one step at a time. When in doubt, do nothing, but continue to wait on God. When action is needed, light will come.”
-J.I Packer, Knowing God.
“God will never disappoint us… If deep in our hearts we suspect that God does not love us and cannot manage our affairs as well as we can, we certainly will not submit to His discipline. …To the unbeliever the fact of suffering only convinces him that God is not to be trusted, does not love us. To the believer, the opposite is true.”
-Elizabeth Elliot, Discipline
So there you have it...not an exhaustive study at all, I know:). I would highly encourage you to do a study of your own...Have a heart to learn, and the Lord will joyfully teach you!
If you have any thoughts are insights, please leave a comment below...we would love to hear from you!
“Behold me, here I am; thy little handmaiden Acceptance-with-Joy and all that is in my heart is thine.”
-Hannah Hurnard, Hinds Feet on High Places
A prayer that should be in every true Christian's heart.
Signing off: Elizabeth J Mitton
-The pictures were taken around our property by Linda M, and Marie M,