Friday, April 13, 2012


Trust is a serious issue.

Just ask the Athletic Director for the University of Arkansas who just fired their very successful football coach. The married and father of four children football coach had an affair with a young woman half his age and lied about it. He had paid this woman $20k and also hired her to work for the University. The AD could not longer trust the coach so they fired him.

Trust is important in life, relationships, marriage, and work.

I read a book some time back entitled "The Speed of Trust". The point of the book is that a lack of trust slowed or stops everything in life. That is true. When we are trustworthy, then people rest at ease. They can know that they will not be deceived or damaged. Businesses, or people, or even nations cannot function well where there is no trust.

Do you remember the old hymn "Trust and Obey"? Its lyrics include "tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word...."

Jesus never fails, falters, or flags. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever more. Now that is total trustworthiness.

Another quote that really got me recently is, "Anger, worry, or frustration are signs that you are not really trusting God." Boy that stung me, because sometimes I worry or even worse get really frustrated. I am learning more and more that it is "sweet to trust in Jesus." I can take Him at His Word.

I choose to trust Jesus.

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