The prompt word for Five Minute Friday this week is “Trust,” and I’ve decided to go ahead and write about it, even though I want to be careful about this blurt-out-and-publish kind of writing. I can have confidence on this one, because by now I know who I can trust! So…
When I see the word “trust” here, the proverb immediately pops into my mind: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him , and He shall direct your paths…” (Pro 3:5-6)
I also think how scripture advises not even to trust in a friend (Micah 7:5)
The words of two old songs also come feed into my brain waves:
“I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name..”
“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”
Indeed, to trust Christ means to trust enough to obey Him, even in the difficult, the “impossible” commands He gives. And balking, not obeying, equals not trusting.
Trust not myself? Or my best friend? But Christ alone?
Why do I hold back sometimes, or follow Him, quavering? Do I really think I can trust myself or some human better?
The path of blessedness: trusting and obeying the Most Trustworthy.
6 thoughts on “Trusting the Trustworthy”
Love these verses. And I love that hymn. (I especially like the version of “Trust and Obey” by Big Daddy Weave. Strange name, I know. But a great rendition of the song.)
I like Big Daddy Weave, too — his voice, the way he sings. I never saw a pic of him, but he *sounds* like his name!
I really had music and verses on my brain this time. Well, I’d just been going over both, I guess that’s why.
Thanks for stopping to comment. God bless!
A word well spoken. I’m thankful you stopped by for a visit and I was able to find you for a return visit.
And so am I, Gayle. Nice to make your acquaintance and visit your pretty blog!
Yes, He IS the most trustworthy! Trust AND obey. They go hand in hand. Beautiful words, Sylvia.
Thank you for kind words, Katie. Glad you stopped by and commented, and I got to “meet” you. God bless!
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