What is trust? How do you trust? What does it feel like? Look like?What IS trust??
I'm not 100% sure either. Sometimes I wonder if I really am trusting God for things, but I think it is just those times when you don't know either what to do or whats going on, but you just are not worried about it because you believe God's word when He says that He works all things for the good of those who love Him. I mean, think about it, if I believe that those words are true, like right now, applicable to me and my current situation, then I would either have no fear or my fear would be removed the moment I meditated on the scripture, right? :)
Trust is fairly simple to recognize, but a bit more difficult to put a formal definition to. I'll attempt one, here - Trust - The willingness to accept somebody will do something, based on their past behavioursIE, We have trust (The willingness to accept somebody will do something, based on their past behaviours) that God will answer our prayers because He's done just that so many times, or that that one friend will probably go out for a drink later today because that's what he does every Friday night
I think the biggest question is WHO can be trusted?
I ask simply because...I don't know what it is anymore. I had my trust betrayed majorly when I was young and now, 4 years later, I don't trust anyone. Which is why I can't/won't/don't have friends. But this leads to a much bigger issue...does that mean I won't trust God?? I like your guys' definitions of trust! And Thirst, I really like the way you put it, paints a picture in my mind
No, that doesn't mean that at all. I didn't trust anyone either - not even my own family - but I found that my trust in God was all the stronger, simply because unlike anyone else, He had proven that I could trust Him, and He proved it again and again afterwards
I know I *want* to trust God...but I don't even know how to trust anymore!
@ariel, this sounds really similar to me. 2 years ago, i had a period i trusted too much people and i found out that was really bad for me. and i still can't trust people anymore. trust is really hard. maybe the most hardest thing in your life. but my question is: do you believe God has a plan for you and does things which are good for you? can you tell everything what's in your mind to Him? if yes, than i guess you still trust God.
If you have faith you have trust, if you cant find yourself trusting God, his word or promises then you dont have faith or little faith and God said we cannot please him without faith. Dont let trust in people on earth compare to the way we trust God because people will always let you down your parents, friends, family at one point they will always let you down but God never does, his word is unchangable, and he keeps all his promises. One cannot say I have faith in God but dont know if I can trust him if you dont have trust your faith is weak, but good news is the bible shows there are many kinds of faith and faith is like a muscle and can grow and become stronger and its up to you to work it out and build your faith.
Yeah...what IS trust? I've got that problem.
Trust has always been a large part of the human falling point. From the very beginning: God offered humanity the ability of Loving Him, by giving us a choice, and what words of the serpent were able to convince us to choose against God? They were "did God really say..."
"Trust - The willingness to accept somebody will do something, based on their past behaviours"--There's a certain truth to that, id just be cautious not to follow the slippery slope there too far.... that was what i once thought, and after a while I began to think that trust can be had by everyone, but not always a good thing, in the sense that you can "trust" an addict to do most anything for a fix, or "trust" someone who continually fails you to keep doing so. It over-analyzes the word and becomes a distortion of the meaning of "trust"If you trust someone because you "know" what they will do, then it stops becoming trust (well, except in your own ability to judge a persons "trustworthiness").Tho, it's obvious that something merits trust in certain people as opposed to other people; if you trusted everyone, that would also make it no longer trust.What makes trust, im not quite sure :P Help me out here!
Trusting God is believing that He will be there for you, do what's best for you, and hear you when you call. I agree with PHBOI. We really can't compare trusting God to trusting people because they are not at all like each other. God never fails and is Truth.I have been learning a lot about trusting God in the past few months. One of the things I've come to realize is that our whole walk with God needs to be built on trust-trusting Him. I think trust is synonomous with faith. And a Bible verse that really spoke to me a while back was Isaiah 55:8-9. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." I think that this verse really challenged my faith and trust in God. He is God, and His ways and thoughts are different that mine. Just because God doesn't do what I thought He would doesn't mean He betrayed my trust. He is God and He thinks different than we do. He works differently than we do. We just have to have faith and trust Him as our Guide.Sorry this got a little long, but I do pray it encourages someone.
Nah, there are certain people who I can't predict the behviours of, but I still trust. Like my best friend, I have no clue what she's going to do next, but I trust that she's my best friend
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Selah - Think about it.
With the Lord, we don't have to use our own judgement. If you know what I mean. We can just trust Him fully because He isn't going to do anything bad to us.
"Our search for truth, our need to trust, and our struggle to be trustworthy are all evidences of the human spirit...Because God is true, our souls will never find rest until we are also."