Thursday, July 06, 2006

trust...a word study...

So thought I would do a word study on Trust....something that I need right now. Being in a place of total reliance in is an unknown area for me, specifically in the area of finances. I do not want to walk in fear, but in courage that I know, that I know, my Father God is a faithful and trusted Father. Yet there is my human brain that often plays the old tapes in my brain that God will not come through for me. So I have to hold firm to the truth of what trust is.
Here is a dictionary meaning...of trust:

1. Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing.
2. Custody; care.
3. Something committed into the care of another; charge.
4. One in which confidence is placed.
5. Reliance on something in the future; hope.

I have added a statement to each of these four meanings.

1. To have or place confidence in; depend on. I place my trust in God.
2. To expect with assurance; assume: I trust that God will provide.
3. To believe: I trust in the truth of God's word.
4. To place in the care of another; I entrust my life to God.

Synonyms: trust, faith, confidence, reliance, dependence
These nouns denote a feeling of certainty that a person or thing will not fail. Trust implies depth and assurance of feeling that is often based on inconclusive evidence: The mayor vowed to justify the trust the electorate had placed in him.

Faith connotes unquestioning, often emotionally charged belief: “Often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true” (William James).

Confidence, frequently implies stronger grounds for assurance: “Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity” (William Pitt).

Reliance connotes a confident and trustful commitment to another: “What reliance could they place on the protection of a prince so recently their enemy?” (William Hickling Prescott).

Dependence suggests reliance on another to whom one is often subordinate: “When I had once called him in, I could not subsist without Dependence on him” (Richard Steele).

So with all of this I then need to go into the word and claim the truth.

Psalm 118:8
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man

John 14:1
Trust in God; trust also in me.

Psalm 40:4
Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.

Isaiah 30:15
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel says,
"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength."

Isaiah 28:16
So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed."

Isaiah 26:3-4
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

Jeremiah 17:7-8
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

So I take refuge in God
I trust in the trinity
I look to God for all things
quietness and trust are my strength
I will not be dismayed if I trust in God
Peace...perfect peace, comes from trusting
I will be firmly planted, will not waiver and my confidence will abound as I trust in God. I will be blessed.

Honestly, I have to say that I have seen God move in my life and do some amazing things. Why do I still doubt sometimes that He will come through for me? That he loves me enough to bless me? It comes from my human brain...trying to figure things out on my own. That I have to see tangible proof. I am a lot like Thomas. I need to put my hands in Christ's side, see his hands and feet. I wish I could say that I blindly a child. So I will meditate on this. Eat the word. Sit in the presence of God.

1Corinthians 1:25
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

Come Lord...come and breath new life. Father God draw me deeper into the fullness that you offer me. Teach me your ways. My hearts cry is to know you more each day. To walk in the wisdom that you pour into me. Break through the barriers that I put up. Tear down the walls of security so that I can walk with courage, not fearing what people think but that I can know that I know, my identity comes from you.
Praise God.

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