We all put our trust in something.
When I was growing up and I had a bad dream, my mother would comfort me and say, “Think nice thoughts.”
As I got older, I learned that thinking even the nicest of nice thoughts only got you so far when it came to both bad dreams and the harsh realities of life.
Sometimes we put our trust in ourselves — being bigger and badder than the bogeyman under our bed or the bully threatening us at school.
And sometimes when we realize we’re not enough — strong enough or brave enough — we put our trust in someone else. Our parents. A teacher. Or even a group of friends to come alongside us and be there for us in our time of need.
I have learned who to trust — and who not to trust. The hardest, and yet the most life changing lesson in my life was learning that God is trustworthy.
Does life always go the way I plan? No.
Is God always trustworthy? Yes.
Is life scary? Yes.
Am I afraid? Well, yes, sometimes I am … but I choose to not be afraid. It’s an act of my will to trust God instead of being afraid.
In Your Words: What or who have you put your trust in? How have you found God to be trustworthy in your life — or do you struggle with trusting him?
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Lesson Learned: Who to trust & who not to trust Click to Tweet
Just a note: I’m having surgery on Thursday, March 27. I will take a few days off from blogging while I recuperate. I plan to be back to my regular schedule on Monday, April 7.