A Pattern of Trust

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This morning I woke up with this movie quote running through my head: “Trust is the basis of any relationship.”

It took me awhile to remember exactly which classic John Hughes movie from the 80’s vault this quote came from, but I was pretty sure it was from someone who shouldn’t be trusted.

The words are true, but that doesn’t mean the person saying them can be trusted. Especially if he has a record of being a lying cheating snake like Hardy Jenns in ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’. Why in the world would the beautiful Amanda go out with a guy like Hardy when she knew he had a reputation for being exactly what he was? It’s classic John Hughes teenage angst and I couldn’t get enough of it. I’m pretty sure I watched that movie every single day the summer it came out on video.

I don’t quote Oprah very often, but she said something a while back that has stuck with me: When people show you who they are, believe them.

If you and I are going to put our trust in someone, we need to know who they are and believe them. If you and I are going to trust God to lead us in the choices we make, we need to know who he shows us he is and believe him. The Bible is full of God showing us who he is. Your life is too. You may not have time right now in your busy life to spend hours studying the Old Testament, but you have a memory. It may be a bit fuzzy if you’re sleep deprived, but you have a record with God whether you’ve been following him for a week or 40 years.

Today I want to challenge you to remember how God has shown himself to you. How has he been there for you? How has he shown himself to the people you love? How is he showing himself to be trustworthy today?

Heavenly Father, I ask you to show us who you are today by helping us to remember who you’ve been in our lives. Thank you for being faithful and true before we were. Thank you for your unfailing love. Show us why we can put our trust in You so that we may trust you more.

So trust him absolutely, people; lay your lives on the line for him. God is a safe place to be.-Psalm 62:8 The Message

There is someone reading this today who needs to read WHO God has shown himself to be in your life. Let’s get some testimonies going in the comments today and spread His Glory like a wildfire.





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  1. Tracy

    Oh my God has shown himself faithful to me too many times to count… but the thing that comes to mind most is a very challenging time two years ago. I was desperately longing for one last child to complete our family. God had placed that desire so strongly in my heart. In the process I had two miscarraiges and started to wonder if the desire was truly coming from God? But he spoke so clearly to me in this time that I was so broken, teaching me that it wasnt enough to just pray, I needed to trust Him, I needed to beleive in Him and what He would do. I needed to remember He was faithful in dig into His word if I had any doubt. He changed my life in this time in the wilderness so to speak. When I became pregnant with my daughter, it was different. I prayed with belief as He had taught me. He brought me through my first pregnancy that was NOT high risk and brought tremendous healing of my mind, heart and spirit. Every time I look at my precious daughter I see his tremendous faithfulness and I think of the verse “If you delight in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart.” Oh He so did!! God is SO good!!!

  2. Shawna

    Just this past week God has shown his faithfulness…. My father in law was up on a ladder trimming our hedge when he fell off ten feet into the very busy road in front of my house… Miraculously he wasn’t killed and there was no permanent damage… and he didn’t get hit by a car or a passing bus! I know God had angels guiding his fall and minding the traffic.

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