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Do We Trust Him?

21 May 2021 | Lt. Rainell Cannon Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Who is Him? Him refers to God. The definition of trust is defined as a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. Trust and faith are often interchangeable when we speak or think of God. Often we trust what we see. What about what we cannot see? We cannot see God, we have never seen God. So, do we trust him? Trust is built upon a relationship, something that cannot be bought or made. Trust must be earned, tested, tried, then we believe that it is true.

In Proverbs the scripture states, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

This scripture teaches us that trust requires us to invest all of ourselves in relationship with God, not some of ourselves… all of ourselves. God requires our full devotion, constant communication, and most of all… worship. This decision must be freely made by those who seek a closer relationship with God. We cannot base our understanding and relationship of God upon carnal beliefs or how we think God should be. We must come to God as blank slate, empty buckets, or empty cups to be filled by the Spirit. This is how God teaches us his ways, we enter into a partnership, and we begin to grow in Christ. Acknowledging the presence of God in everything is one way that we honor and worship God. This is how we say thank you for the many blessings that God has seen fit for us to receive. Thanking God for providing food on our tables, clothing on our backs, shoes on our feet, roofs over our heads, protection from harm and  for giving us health and strength are just a few ways that we acknowledge our blessings that come from God. Trusting in the Lord will make life easier because we chose to follow God.

When we believe in our hearts that God is ours and we are his, then… yes, we trust him.

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