Musings on ….. Trust



(picture from a website pertaining to the work environment)

” Come on, try this, don’t you trust me?”

”I won’t hurt you, trust me, I love you”

”I will come to church with you, trust me”

Someone has asked you to trust them some time in your life, what does trust mean?

And can you trust anyone?


Does trust have to be this complicated?

(picture from The socio-cognitive model of trust website)


Look at the—Synonyms 1. certainty, belief, faith. Trust, assurance, confidence imply a feeling of security. Trust implies instinctive unquestioning belief in and reliance upon something: to have trust in one’s parents. Confidence implies conscious trust because of good reasons, definite evidence, or past experience: to have confidence in the outcome of events. Assurance implies absolute confidence and certainty: to feel an assurance of victory. 8. commitment, commission. 17. credit. 19. entrust.

Here is what Nave’s Topical Bible says


Trust * See FAITH~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Torrey’s Topical Textbook

(sorry these are long, but so interesting, and I know you won’t click on the link….

  • Israelites
    Isaiah 31:1


in the bible, in the word study of trust, we are not to trust in;

men, spiders webs, emptiness, gold, my bow or sword, wealth, oppression and guile, princes,

Ps 146:3 – Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. chariots, idols/molten images, confusion, fortified cities, deceptive words, crafty brother,

lying prophet (Hananiah), own achievements and treasures, Do not trust in a neighbor; ourselves

Who or what are we to trust in?

According to the Word….

In the Lord, Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.

therefore, I will do to the house which is called by My name, in which you trust,

Jer 17:7 – “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.And let your widows trust in Me.” , Ps 91:2 – I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” Ps 115:9 – O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. Ps 115:10 – O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. Ps 115:11 – You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield. Ps 119:42 -So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word. Ps 125:1 -Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. Ps 143:8 – Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.Pr 3:5Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.Isa 12:2 – “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.” Isa 26:4 -“Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, {we have} an everlasting Rock. And the list goes on and on….Blessings on Your Day!Kristina

3 responses »

  1. I John talks about “we know and rely on the love God has for us.” I tend to think in my own experience and observation trust only becomes more than a mental exercise when we come to the place where our fortunes are truly tied up in God’s love for us.

    Otherwise…it’s easy to say we can rely on God. It’s harder to actually rely on God without a plan B “just in case He doesn’t come through…”

    1/50th of a dollar.

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