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Truth to be Trusted

For all God’s words are right, and everything he does is worthy of our trust. He loves whatever is just and good; the earth is filled with his tender love. (Psalm 33:4-5 TLB)
Some of us need to hear these words today because we have had our trust violated, someone giving us their 'word' and then never 'making good' on that word. As a result, many have a hard time ever trusting again, going through life a little skeptical. Trust lost is a hard thing to regain - is it not? The good news is there has not been even one moment of time in which God's word could not be trusted! He CAN be trusted, but our circumstances in life have made it harder than some would imagine to ACTUALLY trust him - especially when that breach of trust was caused by someone in a position of authority in our lives.
Break it down - ALL God's words are right. There is no "sometimes he gets them right", or "every now and again he hits the nail on the head". ALL his words are right - meaning we can trust them because they are never in error. The are also RIGHT - maybe not what we want to hear, but what is RIGHT for us to hear. Truth has a way of not always being what we WANT to hear, but because it comes from a heart of one who loves us intensely and with unwavering faithfulness, they can be trusted as the RIGHT ones for the circumstance at hand.
It goes without saying that we humans have a hard time carrying through on only the best of actions - sometimes we cross the line into whatever action may be considered a little 'edgy' or kind of 'out of character' for a child of God. Maybe that is why we have such a hard time believing God's actions on our behalf are always to be trusted. He never crosses the line of his love - even when that means he allows us to follow our own selfish will on occasion. It isn't that he wanted us to do those things, but he loves us too much not to give us the choice!
There is no greater hope we can have than to trust in his goodness and faithful love. There is sometimes no harder decision we can make than to choose his will over our own. There is nothing that bespeaks his love more than his words, for they are consistently backed by his actions. This is where we differ from God - his words and actions are consistent - true and right. We might have to test it out a little at first, because we haven't always done well with where we have placed our trust, but the more we test his truth, the more we realize it is indeed truth to be trusted! Just sayin!

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