307. Why Would You Trust Someone Who is Untrustworthy?

“I was in the Book of Psalms this morning during my journaling time,” Stan began, “and I was struck by a truth I had not really considered before in the way it was presented.”

“What was it?” I asked.

“Only a fool,” Stan replied, “would trust someone who is proven to be untrustworthy, and I am the biggest fool of all!”

“Did you trust someone who isn’t worthy of trust?” I asked.

“I did and I do, over and over,” Stan responded.

“Over and over,” I said.  “That does seem foolish.”

“You bet it does,” Stan exclaimed.  He then continued, “It is me.  Constantly I am putting myself in the position of doing what I want to do apart from God, and I can’t be trusted to do what is right.”

“Is there a solution for that?” I asked.

“There is.” Stan replied.  “I need to get myself out of the way and, as it says in the Psalm I was focusing on, put God where He is supposed to be in my life, continually before me.”

“God is the only one who is trustworthy all of the time.  Only a fool does not constantly and continually rely on Him for everything.”

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I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  Psalm 16:8.

Prayer:  Lord, you know how terribly foolish I can be in relying on myself and on what I think is best apart from you.  I confess that and ask you to please forgive me of all of that foolishness.  Please lead me in not wanting to exalt myself over you in anything, but to put you continually before me so I rely on you for everything in my life.  Thank you for being trustworthy and for opening me to the truth that only you are worthy of my trust.  Thank you I can and do bring all of these prayers before you in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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