“It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust”. – Samuel Johnson.
- Proverbs 3:5 tells us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts.
- Psalms 125:1- Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
- Isaiah 50:10 encourages those who walk in the dark to trust in the name of the Lord and rely on God.
- Romans 15:13- May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
What an empowering thought. To live life thinking everyone is out to get you is more stressful than it is to trust people and maybe get cheated once and a while. It is extremely draining to live a cynical life. To always think people are out to get you. Yes, we should use our best judgment and consider the negative things that could arise from an encounter or a relationship, but it is also equally as important to consider the positive things that could arise.
Even more importantly, we should do our best to trust the Lord with all of our hearts. It is hard to trust in His plan for us at times, but there is solace to be found in others who have put their trust in the Lord. Consider Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. They faced being burnt alive and overcame their fears by putting their trust in the Lord. They not only survived, but flourished. Consider Daniel as well. He was thrown into a lion’s den and came out without a scratch because of the trust he placed in the Lord. Those who trust in the Lord are said to be blessed, kept safe, and made to prosper. Let us, like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego become full with peace hope, and joy, let us become as unshakeable as mount Zion, let us put our trust in the Lord. Today you can do just that!
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