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A child will trust his parent to catch him in a pool, even when that parent isn’t ready.
Who can we trust?
I want to develop in my children that trust that enables them to do what they should with confidence, because they know it is right and true.  Trust is the foundation of truth. If we don't believe the words of another, we won't trust what they do and won't act on it.
As parents, how we treat our children will determine how they will trust--not only us, but God. If they do not trust someone they see, how will they trust Someone Whom they do not see?
When babies cry, they're expressing a need. I meet that need as quickly as I can. That instills trust and security.
We continue that training. When they go to bed, they know I’ll be beside them, especially with nightmares. They are not alone.
When they learn to walk, they hold my hand. They know I won’t let it go.
Trust is instilled in their hearts at a young age.
We’ve noticed with our youngest (we received him at 18 months), he had trouble trusting.
We had to work harder to instill that trust.
I keep my word. When I say something, I make sure it happens, even when it’s harder to do than I anticipated. When I say, "in a minute," I try to make sure it is in a minute.
They learn to depend upon what I say because of what I do.
If they disobey, they will have consequences. I must give it to them, every time, even when it hurts me. I keep my word.

By trusting us, we also show them God. We reflect His image. We show to our children Who is truthworthy.

When I promised my husband I would stay with him “till death due us part,” that means no matter what kind of jerk he becomes, (or how much of a witch I am,) I stick with him, and (poor thing), he sticks with me, until one of us dies. (He has become more precious to me over time.)
Is it any wonder this generation wants to find their own truth? The truth told them doesn't work during the hard times. They question truth. They know whom not to trust.

One of my boys has been looking to buy a truck for several months.
He’s had many people tell him he had first choice. But before he could get there, someone else put a deposit down. The boys told him, “Tell him, he’s a liar.”

Another son was selling his disabled truck. He told one potential buyer who was coming a distance that he’d save it for him. Someone else showed up and wanted to buy it. My son told him he promised another buyer first bid. The man tried to bribe my son with a deposit. My son held firm and said, “I’ll wait for the man I promised it to. If he chooses not to want it, I’ll keep you in mind.” The man was not happy. My son kept his word.

The boys are learning, not everyone is trustworthy.
But I know of One Who is.

When I couldn’t save myself, He said, “Trust Me.”
I did.
He saved me and keeps me saved.
“…For I know Whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.” II Timothy 1:12b.

When I didn’t have enough to pay bills, (prior to being married), He said, “Pay tithe first, trust Me.”
“Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings…Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 3:8-10
I did.
He provided my needs.

When I didn’t have money for grad school, He said, “Trust Me.”
I did.
He provided not only an education, but a husband!
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory….” Ephesians 3:20.

When I thought I knew better than my husband, He said, “Trust Me.”
“Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.” Colossians 3:18.
I did and submitted to his authority.
He protected and blessed.

When I didn’t know what the future held. The world said, “Wait. Two children are enough.” He said, "Trust Me."
He said, “Children are a gift of the Lord…Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” Psalm 127:3-5.
I did.
He blessed us with eight boys.
My quiver is full, so is my heart.

With each pregnancy, I wondered, “Was the baby developing properly?”
He said, “Trust Me.”

I did.
“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works.” Psalms 139:13-14.

When age brought an end to child-bearing and a different stage, the future seemed limited, painful, with less energy, He said, “Trust me.”
I did.
He provided the answer to the aging problem.
I didn’t want to live longer, but I trusted Him.
He helped me live this day better.

The world and Christians tell me to do things differently. He tells me, “Trust Me.”
I stand on His Word. It does not move or change.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105.
“But the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8

Trust.
It’s not for those independent, strong people who think they can do it by themselves.
But for those weak, needy, and can’t do it.

“Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” II Corinthians 12:10

God calls us to depend on Him.
When I trust Him, He saves, keeps, provides, protects, blesses, strengthens and guides.
What more do I need?

So why do I fight every time?
Why must He have to remind me to trust Him?
Because I don’t like being weak, needy and unable to do it.
But until I do, it’s not trust. It’s me doing the work. And it will fail. It's just wood, hay and stubble.
When I depend upon Him, He gives the work eternal value and it becomes gold.

Trust Him. He alone is worthy of it.


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Very good article, thanks for sharing, what you say is always true and convicting. Appreciate that.

As always, exactly what I needed to read.

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