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“Where Can I Go but to the Lord”

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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 3:50 pm

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.”

Proverbs3:5-7

There are very few people in this world that you can place your trust in. I think this is one of the biggest reasons that people get hurt, not just in the world, but also in church. The problem is not trust, but misplaced trust.

So many times we trust in people whether it be at work, at home, or in church, and they let us down. At that point we have placed them in such high regard that they fall from the pedestal we placed them on.

Many of you that have been hurt in church have done so because you placed your trust in a person such as a pastor, deacon, or teacher, and that person has let you down. We tend to think of church leaders as though they have this special relationship with God that know one else can have. Then we begin to build an image of that person that they are unable to live up to. We place our trust in them and then most times, even though unintentional, they let you down. At that point you have so closely related them to your image of what Christ is like you walk away from it all. You leave church behind and you leave your relationship with your Savior behind.

There is also the problem of perception, that is our perception. The way we perceive things is so often not how they really are. We don’t have the ability to see into the future so when we are in the midst of a trial or problem in our life we think we will never get past it. Things like that cause anxiety, nervousness, fear, and even contribute to health issues.

This also causes us to want to go our own way, you know, go the way we think is best, but then it becomes frustrating and confusing when things fall apart.

Christ has called us to place our trust and faith in Him, for He will not let us down. He has promised that when we can’t see past tomorrow He can see forever. He has promised to lead us through this life and the one to come. To have this peace of mind we must understand the key component of this verse, the word “acknowledge.” We must acknowledge Him first as Lord and Savior and then in every aspect of our lives. Life is tough and eternity is long, but thanks be to God for Jesus Christ who loves us right where we are, and wants the very best for us. All of our faith, all of our trust, and all of cares can be placed in Him. He will never leave us nor forsake us, so why not put your trust and faith in Him today?

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1 comment:

  • Klafp posted at 3:14 pm on Tue, Nov 27, 2018.

    Klafp Posts: 7

    Great piece, Brian! Good, logical, and timely article.

     

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