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A Glance at Trust

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,

    and he will make your paths straight.
- Proverbs 3:5-6
 
We’re going to be zeroing in on one small section of scripture again this week … just two verses. One sentence. But it packs a punch.
 
Trust is one of the most meaningful, powerful forces in the world. When someone entrusts their trust to you, you’ve received a special gift. Trust stands at the epicenter of all great relationships, all lasting friendships, and all great endeavors. Trust can move mountains.
 
And we have so many options for where to place our trust. We can lean our trust against our bank account or 401k. We can toss our trust at friends and relatives and hope they catch it. We can snip our trust up into itty bitty segments and distribute them broadly, diversifying our trust portfolio to minimize the risk of disappointment. We can even try to entrust ourselves to ourselves.
 
But the writer of Proverbs challenges us to focus our trust in another direction … and to do this wholeheartedly (as we’ll see tomorrow).
 
When was the first time you remember experiencing trust? What images come to mind when you think of trust? Whose trust are you most grateful to be entrusted with?

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Reminds me of Israel being told not to trust in their own turning to Egypt instead of trusting in God alone. End result: Assyrians.
In my own life I do not have savings or resources to count on but I trust in God and my church family. After enduring a psych stay in 2011 from a drug interaction, my small group's efforts on my behalf brought me to a deeper trust in God's provisions for my needs.

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