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To Trust or Not to Trust

Jesus said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me” (John 14:1). There is an epidemic of mistrust in our nation. Need I list the evidence of this? I don’t think so. Just look around; nobody trusts anyone today. If this trend is not somehow reversed, it could mark the demise of our culture. Trust is foundational to all human interaction. Without it, we can accomplish nothing. There is…

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Trust the Process

Trust is another aspect of indirect leadership. For Christians, it begins with personal trust in God, but also includes trust in the natural forces God has placed in the universe. Our senses may tell us not to trust what cannot be seen. But trusting our position or personal power to get things done is even more precarious and ineffective. When we don’t trust these natural forces, we try to “help” people get things done. Helping…

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The Value of Trust

When people experience a failure of trust, they can easily develop a cynical perspective about humanity, never to trust again. This state of bitterness poisons many people’s efforts at leadership, causing them to crash after a few bad experiences. The more productive approach is to choose a life of trust. On the other hand, we have the option of choosing to continue trusting as our primary mode of operation. In this way, though others have…

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Do You Choose Trust?

The story is told of funambulist Charles Blondin crossing the Niagara Falls on a tight rope and then asking the cheering crowds whether they trusted him. “Yes,” they cried. He then grabbed a wheelbarrow and wheeled it out onto the cable that was stretched over the raging waters and again asked the cheering crowd, “Do you trust me to push this wheel barrow across the falls?” The crowd again erupted into cheers of confidence in…

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  • John 6:35 December 3, 2020
    “Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
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