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WHEN NOTHINGS WORTH TRUSTING…

Who do you trust? What do you trust? How can you trust? So what’s next?

Can you trust yourself?

Can you trust your friends?

Can you trust family?

Can you trust people?

Can you trust anything?

We can trust Him

Trust has to start with a reliable source

What is trust? According to Oxford Dictionaries, “Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something: “relations have to be built on trust” ·

 Merriam Webster says, “trust is  to rely on or on the truth of ; to place confidence in someone or something ;to be confident
 So give me your definitions of Trust… send me your ans.
 According to Changing Minds, “Trust is both and emotional and logical act. Emotionally, it is where you expose your vulnerabilities to people, but believing they will not take advantage of your openness. Logically, it is where you have assessed the probabilities of gain and loss, calculating expected utility based on hard performance data, and concluded that the person in question will behave in a predictable manner. In practice, trust is a bit of both. I trust you because I have experienced your trustworthiness and because I have faith in human nature”.  changing minds trust, trusting  We feel trust. Emotions associated with trust include companionship, friendship, love, agreement, relaxation, comfort.
 So tell me what are your thoughts on trust?
How do you really feel about truth and trusting?
We can Trust God

Trust God with your worries, secrets,  your alls and everythings

 Sometimes I feel so uneasy about trusting others. Sometimes I can’t even trust myself to do exactly what I’m supposed to do. For example, I can’t trust myself to read my Bible sometimes. Sometimes I can’t trust my friends to tell me the truth about a thing I may ask them about. Sometimes I feel like I can’t trust my doctors.  Even because of the experiences I’ve had with the court systems I truly know I can’t trust them. My oldest son had a set of lawyers and God knows I could not trust them, some non trusts of people or things comes natural, and are warranted. Some people you just cannot trust and when I say trust I mean, trust them  to do the right things. If we look at the Political races, for President, you may find yourself, asking yourself who can I trust, and is there any trust among thieves? Most do not trust public officials, I don’t even want to discuss how money can influence trust lol! (a whole new topic)
BUT TRUST, you do not have to look very far to find a trust issue. Look right in your home, in your social circle, in your family circles,  in your neighborhoods, and the trust issue goes on …. But trust can be a big issue, when trusting may really matter.
Guess what? When u do not trust someone or something that can be a very miserable feeling, a bad feeling, a lonely feeling, a terrible feeling. I know some of you have never thought about it because you can trust everyone, lol! But on the serious side… everybody is not to be trusted and even if they could be trusted, there would still be issues. The issues are, you  never really know, for sure. Then think about the times when you really trusted someone and discovered that on their part, there was no trust.
Read these articles:
These are some interesting articles that may help u understand ones feelings on trust.
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So after thinking seriously about trust, what is your conclusion to the questions stated above? Well, there is one true answer to those questions:
Question: “What does the Bible say about trust?” ( Got Questions. Org)
Answer: The words translated “trust” in the Bible literally mean “a bold, confident, sure security or action based on that security.” Trust is not exactly the same as faith, which is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-9). Rather, trusting is what we do because of the faith we have been given. Trusting is believing in the promises of God in all circumstances, even in those where the evidence seems to be to the contrary. Hebrews 11 talks about faith, which is accepting and believing the truth that God reveals about Himself, supremely in the person of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, the practical consequence of faith in God is trust, which we prove by living out our full acceptance of God’s promises day by day. Furthermore, it is by this trust that we are promised peace: “You will keep in peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3).The classic verse regarding trust is Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” This verse sums up the Bible’s teaching on trust. First, it is the Lord in whom we are to trust, not ourselves or our plans, and certainly not the world’s wisdom and devices. We trust in the Lord because He and He alone is truly trustworthy. His Word is trustworthy (Psalm 93:5; 111:7; Titus 1:9), His nature is faithful and true (Deuteronomy 7:9; Psalm 25:10; 145:13; 146:6), and His plans for us are perfect and purposeful (Isaiah 46:10; Jeremiah 29:11). Further, because of God’s nature, we are to trust Him with all our hearts, committing every aspect of our lives to Him in complete confidence. Finally, we are not in trust in ourselves because our understanding is temporal, finite, and tainted by our sin natures. Trusting in ourselves is like walking confidently across a rotten wooden bridge over a yawning chasm thousands of feet deep. Disaster inevitably follows.Trust in God is a feature of many of the psalms of David. There are 39 references to trust in the Psalms alone, whether referring to trusting in God and His Word, or to not trusting in riches or the things of this world. It is on the basis of this trust that David finds deliverance from all the evil he encounters. Many of David’s psalms describe situations when he was pursued by Saul and his army, as well as his other enemies, and always did the Lord come to his aid. One thing that can be noted about biblical trust is that it always engenders further trust in our God. The man of God never stops trusting in God completely. His faith may be knocked, He may stumble, or He may fall into the foulest of sins, but “though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand” (Psalm 37:24). The man of God knows that, though trials will beset in this life, his trust will not waiver because that trust is based on faith in the promises of God: the promise of eternal joy with the Lord and the promise of an inheritance that “can never perish, spoil and fade” (1 Peter 1:4).
Trust — Trust is believing that God always does what is right.  
 PEOPLE AND THINGS  who trusted  God-YAHWEH:
The Elements
Abel
Noah
Abram/Abraham
Joseph
Moses
Aaron
Balaam
Balaam’s donkey
Joshua
Rahab
Othniel
Ehud
Shamgar
Deborah
Gideon
 Tola
Jair
Jephthah
Samson
Ruth
Hannnah
Samuel
David
( I’ll stop here for now)
TRUST GOD

TRUST GOD

 But these were people/ things that trusted Yahweh.  So I say where should you put your trust? This is God I trust.
 Sometimes when it is very hard to trust people, the only choice that is evident, is God Our heavenly Father. He asked us to  Trust in Him with all of our hearts and lean not to our own understanding.
WE SHOULD TRUST HIM WHEN WE CANNOT TRUST NO ONE ELSE. DON’T WORRY IF U CANNOT SEE HIM, WITH THE NAKED EYE,  HE IS THERE. TALK TO HIM, TELL HIM, ASK HIM, BELIEVE HIM, TRUST HIM, WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE ANYONE TO TRUST. U CAN TRUST HIM. YOU CAN BE TOLD THAT A MILLION TIMES, BUT UNTIL U ARE PUT IN A POSITION WHERE YOU WILL HAVE TO TRUST HIM, THEN AND ONLY THEN CAN YOU LEARN TO TRUST HIM. As for the days and times we live in believe me that day will come sooner than later. You will need to genuinely trust someone. Have you ever wanted to tell something so bad until you felt like your heart was about to burst, if so you had better trust God, with your information because sometimes the person you trust probably will not be the person to trust. So get on your knees and tell it to God. You can truly trust Him.

 

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The Beginning of…

the Bible

In the beginning…

The very first three words in the Holy Bible, “In the beginning”. That short phrase has so much power within it.

I looked at the words over and over. I say them over and over to myself, “In the beginning”. The words of God, goes on to say, “God created the heaven and the earth”. But it’s the words “in the beginning, they have me in awe. In the beginning of time, after everything….  then, God created Adam and Eve.

“In the beginning”. It means something; matter of fact it means a lot. God could have said, “first or before, or even I created it all. He could have even said, I created man last or the heaven and earth was the first thing, but instead He said, “in the beginning”. We all have a beginning. What is a beginning? Lots of things have a beginning, all things have a beginning. All things have an origin.

Beginning is life.

The beginning of a life.

The beginning of you.

The beginning of self.

The beginning of growth.

The beginning of understanding.

The beginning of – No.

The beginning of – Yes.

The Beginning of your life, the Bible is the beginning of your life. It has your story; it has my story and everybody else’s story. But the story of your life is just the beginning, because it will continue, long after the fact… The Bible has you covered. There has to be a beginning for everything that ever existed on earth and in the earth. There is only one of us, but we have several beginnings. When I say several beginnings, I mean several beginnings which fit into your one life. We only have but, one life but many beginnings. Many beginnings to self. Self is you and all of you. No one else can be you, or live your life for you, as you. It has to be you and only you. Because of the things and circumstances; we may often wish we could live another life or become someone else, but we can’t. Our beginning is ours, and so is our end. Say for instance when we mess up, or something happens we wish we could change, or could have changed. We can’t. Say for instance you caused a serious car wreck and someone was killed, don’t you wish you could have changed the situation? You Can’t. You may have said something hurtful, accidentally did something wrong or made a terrible mistake, and could you take it back? No. You may say if only I had…

If I, just could have…

That all goes back to the beginning.

“In the beginning”.

Just think. For example, when Eve ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For her, that was her beginning of a sad and fearful life. The beginning of emotions, the beginning of confusion, the beginning of sadness, the beginning of problems and so on. If she had only obeyed the instructions of God.  I can imagine how she must have felt; I can even imagine how Adam must have felt. The regret, the pain, heartache, the grief, the isolation, the loss of their best friend, their Daddy’s trust.

But in this life, beginnings can good for some and bad for others. The beginnings of mistakes. The beginnings of triumphs. The beginnings of victories, and failings. When God created Adam and Eve, I am sure He knew the possibilities of failures on the part of Adam and Eve. He created them to be prefect. When the beginning of something awful creeps in, then there is a possibility that everything can become spoiled or rotten. It can be considered messed up or sinful. There can be a beginning to sin in our lives. Something sinful happened. That’s the beginning of sin for each of us. There’s always a beginning to something, and for something,in this life we live.

Was that sin when Eve did the thing she was not supposed to do? Yes. When we do things we are not supposed to do, is it sin or just bad judgment? Both.

Can sin be both bad and good? No. Sin is sin and God hates sin!

But that brings into the subject another question; what is your story?  As you begin to read the Bible and share in the stories of all the people in the Bible, you will begin to find yourself. If you read long enough you will find yourself, and your beginning.  You will identify with the person in the Bible that has your attitude, your thought process, and your willingness to obey or not obey. You will find reminders of your life. Reminders of the life of someone you know. But no matter what you are there.

God created one of all. But we all have sinned in one form or another. The only difference is that, some of us may know how to control it better than the other person. Like King Solomon said,  “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God require that which is past”.  That means nothing is new to begin with. God will require an answer from you for whatever reason, concerning your sins.

Let us understand that the beginning of sin is the beginning of our demise. We accept life as it is, never to correct our sinful self. We go on each day living in sin, never to repent, but it will stop one day. That will be the beginning of our end.  We must make a new beginning to please God. Why wouldn’t you want too? There is always someone whom we seek to please; husband, wife, children, boss, whomever we love the most or whoever we believe to be in authority. We seek to please. But God is the universes’ Authority. He is the Ultimate Authority, some choose to believe that, and some choose not to believer that.

You are always given the chance to begin to live for Christ, the Master behind the Beginning! God, Jehovah in the beginning, also gave us birth of a righteous mind to understand all that is good and pleasing to Him. It is time we use our minds and bodies to serve Him in all His glory. He gave it all to us first, so why not give it all back to Him. The best thing in this life He gave to us. So now give it back. Show God we appreciate His mercy and grace.

One thing God gave Adam and Eve was credit for cursing us all. He let us know the reason for all the troubles we have. God even warned us about satan , and how he convinced Eve to sin. God has no secrets and tricks to cause us to sin. We do it all by ourselves as Eve did. We like it because as Eve did, she saw…

“She saw that the tree was good for food and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit, thereof and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”

This is what that passage tells me; in the beginning her eyes “saw” that the tree was food, food is something we need to live. But we don’t need sin to live. Plus the food looked good to her eyes, something she desired to have such as a fine piece of jewelry. Have you ever eaten something that just melted in your mouth, a good piece of chocolate? A tree to be desired, something to be desired, such as a million dollars. Did she know the meaning of the word wise or did satan plant the thought in her mind when he told her, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Did that make her want it more? So after he told her that; she ate!!! Did satan make her eat or was it something she wanted to do all along?

I’ll tell you what; satan can’t make you do something you do not want to really do! So she wanted to eat it and she did, even causing Adam to eat of the tree too.

In your mind’s eye what do you see? A woman ready to sin. A woman ready to cause someone else to sin.  A woman who did not want to do what was good and right. That was a new beginning for the both of them. For us too. One they wish they could have taken back a trillion times. God sent them both away from Him. One day we will stand before God, and some will be turned away from Him also. Don’t play around with satan in the garden you will pay! Adam and Eve were given the opportunity to obey His law and His command, not to eat of the tree.

So I ask you now – Get your beginning right. Right now! Try by beginning to understand Christ God Our King.  Your beginning started a very long time ago, In Christ Our Lord and Creator.

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