Trust:- the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; having complete confidence in. 

Psalm 118:8-9 NIV

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. [9] It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.

Trusting is synonymous with dependence and reliance, it is putting your hope in someone or something to be there and to help you. Our most common recipients of this trust are people and money. We trust our leaders to always put our interests first, we trust our loved ones to be loyal, to keep their word and our secrets safe. We also trust that the money we have set aside will be a sufficient nest egg in case of an emergency. 

Jeremiah 17:5 NIV

This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord.

We have been here and some of what we have to show for it includes, 

Disappointment. The economy crushes and the money,  the investment you depended on is not as sufficient as you hoped. Our loved ones let us down and we nurse broken hearts over broken promises. 

Despair. The futility of this dependence reveals itself at the most inopportune moment just when you need help the most. This can make one feel like they are drowning and have nothing to hold on to. 

Pride. The self assurance that your future is sorted out has led many to be proud and careless as they believe that there is nothing that may happen that they cannot handle by themselves, with the help of their wealth, or their connections. 

Greed. The need to build a sure future has led to greed as many want to amass as much as possible at the expense of others. 

If nothing good comes of trusting in princes,  men or riches, where then can we put our trust? 

Psalm 9:10 NIV

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; [6] in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Put all your trust in the Lord, not in yourself or in any man,  no matter their stature. Trusting in God results in, 

1. Freedom from fear. God never changes, He is faithful and His word is true. Trusting God means not fearing what the future may bring, because He is unchanging in a changing world of uncertainty. 

2. Renewed relationships. Redirecting your trust to whom it rightly belongs to, God, means that your relationships will be renewed. No longer will you hold the people in your life to the standard that only God is supposed to uphold. This makes it was easier to forgive, love, give and help without expecting anything in return. 

3. Maturity. Your faith strengthens and you mature in your walk with God as you learn and practice to trust Him. Because you know that He is not a man that He should lie, you stand firm in your faith, no matter the mountains or valleys you may meet along your way. 

Trusting God doesn’t mean sitting back and waiting for God to answer your prayers while you idle about. It means having the faith that His word is alive and true, and you show your faith by your works. It is working hard because you believe His Word that your hard work will be rewarded. It means facing your mountains without fear because the Lord is with you

Face everything with the conviction that you will rise above it, like an eagle that takes advantage of the strong winds to rise even higher in the atmosphere. 

Isaiah 40:29-31 NIV

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. [30] Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; [31] but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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