Monday, April 7, 2014

Who Can You Trust?

"Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you." Psalm 9:10

Trust boils down to knowing someone. Really knowing them. If you know someone well, you've experienced their behavior. You know if you can or can't depend on them. But you have to give that person opportunities to prove themselves one way or the other.

"Those who know Your name trust in You...." 

I can trust Him because I know He is The Good Shepherd, The God Who Forgives, Righteous, Faithful and True...the list goes on. 

By what name or names do you know God? Or pick a favorite to you.  

And wallow in the goodness of Bryan and Katie Torwalt's I Will Trust You. It's amazing! Go run away in it!

See you Friday. 


7 comments:

  1. I love all his names:) They remind me of the many ways I can trust him. Beautiful post!

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    1. I love them all too! Each time I go through something, that name during that time becomes even more special! :)

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  2. Okay, so this is totally random, but as soon as I read "trust" in your blog, I thought of a line from my own blog post today that I may have LOLed about as I wrote it: If you can't trust Angela Lansbury, who can you trust?

    Sorry, totally random.

    More and more, I find myself thinking that living a Christian life really boils down to trusting God. It just does...we need to know him and attempt to understand him as much as our human minds can. But a lot of that can depend on feeling or knowledge or emotion. Trust is a decision...

    I love the names you listed...Faithful, most of all!

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    1. I totally snorted while reading that! I'm coming over to read that post lol! It really does boil down to that.

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  3. It's an interesting question for me this morning. I've been very ill of late, and it's likely to kill me.

    Things have also not been going well in a temporal sense, and I mentioned to someone close (and a very devout Christian) that it seemed as if God Himself was blocking every way forward.

    The response was the suggestion that God may be orchestrating failure to get me to let go - and die.

    I know it was well-meant, but it's sort of like being in your own private Alamo, and seeing your best friend coming over the wall, rifle leveled at you.

    I'd like to trust. Today, I'm shaken.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2014/04/stereotypes.html

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    1. Andrew, you are in my prayeres. And I'm sorry that today you are shaken today. Job has some friends that gave him some unwise counsel. Just sayin. I won't give you any platitudes but I will tell you that God loves you and that you can trust that.

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    2. Jessica, thank you. I do pretty well at trusting God, most of the time, but the strength of this individual's Christian conviction really made me stop and think.

      I just have to trust that I CAN trust, when it's bad? You think?

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