Can I Trust You?

Trust (Dogs at Sink)

But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.Psalm 13:5 (KJV)

She says, he says, or we say…does it really matter at all? Although all commentary within a relationship has credence, what is also important is the trust that is between those involved.

What is trust but an: Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; or reliance.

One simply cannot discount the importance of trust or take it for granted. In a marriage or personal relationship, if love is the foundation upon which the building of a relationship is built upon…then trust is the cement that holds it together.

Far too many are trying to hold a relationship together when they do not really trust their mate. This is unfortunate because this lends to missing out on the beauty of a true God-Centered relationship. Here’s three points to ponder:

  • Real trust has to be developed over time…it is earned but also given;
  • You must trust if you want to be trusted;
  • Let your trust of others start with your trust of God.

Personally, it is important to me to be able to trust my wife; but more important to me is whether she can trust me! It is my earnest desire to be found trustworthy of both my wife and my Lord.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.Proverbs 3:5 (KJV)

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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26 comments on “Can I Trust You?
  1. Trust has been difficult for me for many reasons. I didn’t trust people because they were not trustworthy. I didn’t trust God because those who were my spiritual mentors told me that all that happened to me was “God’s” choice and will for me. Who needs a god like that?

    God was so patient with me – pursuing me for decades until I finally began to see the lies I’d believed about Him. He was gracious with me while I was misrepresenting Him to everyone I spoke with. 😦

    I have discovered God to be everything in 1 Corinthians 13 and so much more. I may be slow to trust people yet, but I know that He is trustworthy!

    \o/
    Praise Jesus!

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    • Sebastian says:

      Yes, God is gracious, loving, and forgiving…as you have found out. Keep your focus on Him and He alone…for He is our life and example of how to love in spite of. Blessings!

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  3. Simple and to the point 🙂 Such an important thing to read and ponder on

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  4. Wonderful post !,God bless you

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  5. geloruma says:

    Thanks Sebastian,
    I do find your posts inspirational; in my type of Christianity, we sometimes call Jesus by the name “Divine Mercy” to honour and praise him for this; his greatest attribute. I am not into numerology in the slightest, but this is my math on Mercy –
    “Forgiveness x 77 + selflessness = love + charity = Mercy”
    So true that couples do not know that marriage is where the virtues of love and trust are to develop, sadly most enter it out of romanticism or lust. Which are not a strong foundation for any relationship.
    Thanks for your invite I will be popping back in again soon…

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  6. Freedomborn says:

    Thank you Sebastion, Trusting is very, very important but I do not wait till someone earns my Trust because how long does it take and how much do they have to do. Without Trust there is no Love but as you shared, to Trust fully we need to feel safe regardless of what we have to go though,.if we believe someone won’t hurt us then Trust is established, and if they care for us, and protect us then we feel secure in that Trust. It really depends who we are Trusting in man or God, do we value more what we think and feel, or others tell us then what God tells us, sadly some do and they may be lied to, Satan seeks to deceive and man can be in error.

    Psalm 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

    Psalm 40:3 – 4 And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall Trust in the Lord. Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his Trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    The Scripture below which I think I have shared with you before Sebastion, reassures me that our Awesome God is 100% Trustworthy, I hope it blesses you again as it continues to do me.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart Trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him.

    Christian Love from us both – Anne

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  7. Brother Sevastian, Your message is truely a word from the Lord to all in these last days. We must be able to trust one another and trust in the Lord to protect us and keep us during trial times. Trust has a ‘leaning’ aspect that goes along with it..When you lean on the One you trust, it shows just how much you truely TRUST in them…Keep up the good words! Joy

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  8. Amen!! Excellent message!! Spot on!!

    And the picture is way to close to home!! Makes me smile!! We had a toy poodle that could literally climb fences. 🙂

    Thank you Brother Sebastian…your post is encouraging in many ways!!

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  9. nopew says:

    Wise and uplifting words. Trust holds it together when I trust and am trustworthy. What a challenge to clean and humble living! I thank God (again) for you, Brother.

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  10. Yes this is true. As your lord i demand trust, I have 10,000 other worlds so if men are greedy i owe them nothing. You mention good proverbs. i am a jealous God and in a hurry i seldom rest. when i am not trusted i grow impatient and destroy nations into layers of stone. Dinosaurs did not trust me so they did not survive the meteors. 12 foot tall raptors did trust me so i saved them but later i let man kill them. Trust is when a disaster is going to come and i tell your id move to higher ground NOW. It you do not or if the ego is too large, it is futile. There is a time for all things, a time to follow and a time to lead. I shall let you do both,

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  11. Brother Sebastian, I just found your podcast and listened to the one on strength for your weaknesses. That’s pretty neat! I enjoyed the message, although I didn’t take time to explore all the benefits of using sermon.net. May the Lord bless your ministry even more through that new avenue of getting the gospel out to the nations!

    God bless!
    Avanell

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