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The words " In God We Trust" are on our coins. Why? Because it would appear that there are many people out there who do not trust God at all. They trust the coins though.  In fact, we always trust money, when we have it. We have taken God out of the schools by banning prayer, but we have Him on our coins.  Hypocrisy comes to mind.
Do we act like a nation who trusts God? Or do we act like a nation who trusts no one? Do people trust us? Do we trust them? Do we trust our families, ourselves? Do we trust the government? Apparently we trust our cars to get us where we want to go because most of us have a car. Do our children trust us? Do we trust them?
I would venture to say that the people and institutions on our list of whom we trust are not really on our list at all. Because the real truth is, we trust no one, not even God.

Have you ever taken a close friend into confidence, someone you have known your entire life, and you share a message with them, only to find out, that down the road, they told EVERYONE?
So who can we really trust 100% of the time?  God of course. And it is because he has taught us in the Bible to trust Him who has saved us, and our families. He is the one person you can count on.  However, there is a problem if you don't even believe that there is a God. And if that is the case, then you have to trust yourself. But then, there are always other people to deal with, whom you cannot trust, so it is a vicious circle.

In 1 Kings 12:24 we read these words:  " This thing is from me"
Mrs. Charles E. Cowen writes in her book " Streams in the Desert"
" My child, I have a message for you to today;  let me whisper it in your ear, that it may gild with glory any storm clouds which may arise, and smooth the rough places upon which you may to tread.  It is short, only five words, but let them sink into your inmost soul; use them as a pillow upon which to rest your weary head.  

                                  " This Thing is from ME"
Have you ever thought of it, that all that concerns you concerns me too? "For, he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of my eye"  ( Zech. 2:8 ) You are very precious in My sight ( Isa. 43:4 ) Therefore it is My special delight to educate you.

I would have you learn when temptations assail you, and the " enemy comes in like a flood" that this thing is from ME, that your weakness needs MY might, and your safety lies in letting me fight for you.
Are you in difficult circumstances surrounded by people who do not understand you, who never consult your taste, who put you in the background?  This thing is from ME.  I am the God of circumstances.  Thou camest not to thy place by accident, it is the very place God meant for thee.

Have you not asked to be made humble?  See then, I have placed you in the very school where this lesson is taught, your companions and your surroundings are working out My will.
Are you in money difficulties?  Is it hard to make both ends meet?  This thing is from ME, for I am your purse-bearer and would have you draw from and depend on ME.  My supplies are limitless ( Phil. 4:19 ).  I would have you prove my promises.  Let it not be said of you, " In this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God." ( Deut. 1:32 )
Are you passing through a night of sorrow?  This thing is from ME.  I am the Man of Sorrows and acquainted with grief.  I have let earthly comforters fail you, that by  turning to Me you may obtain everlasting consolation ( 2 Thess. 2:16-17 ).  Have you longed to do some great work for Me and instead have been laid aside on a bed of pain and weakness?  This thing is from ME.  I could not get your attention in your busy days and I want to teach you some of My deepest lessons.  "They also serve who only stand and wait."  Some of my greatest workers are those shut out from active service, that they may learn to wield the weapon of all-prayer.
This day I place in your hand this pot of holy oil.  Make use of it free, my child.  Let every circumstance that arises, every word that pains you, every interruption that would make you impatient, every revelation of your weakness be anointed with it. The sting will go as you learn to see Me in all things.            
Do you trust God enough to let Him take care of you? Because He is perfectly capable of it. And not only that, He will prove Himself to you over and over again as you trust Him. Try it and see. And if everything that comes your way, whether good of bad is from God, and He is in control, then all you need to do is to relax and TRUST that God, who is much more powerful than you are is right now meeting your need. Even though your outside circumstances have not changed, your way of thinking about them has.
If everything in our lives, every circumstance and happening that we experience comes from God and is allowed by God, then should we not trust Him to be able to fix it?  And many times you will find that the way God fixes something is usually completely opposite of how you would have fixed the situation. We always think that there is a certain solution to our problems, only to find out that when they do get resolved it was not in the way we would have picked or anticipated.  It was usually in a way MUCH BETTER than the one we had thought up.
So, why not make trusting God your top priority in your life? It is fun to watch Him work things out, and know that He will fix any situation, no matter how dire because HE loves us unconditionally.

Trust involves :     T : Truth
                                   R: Rest from worry
                                  U: Ultimate satisfaction
                                  S: Saving us from sorrow
                                  T: And perfect TIMING
 
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