God can be trusted!

Putting your trust in something or someone can be extremely difficult at times, especially if you have been hurt or betrayed. I know that I’ve been hurt a time or ten, but I’ve also betrayed someone else’s trust many times. God has been working on me over the last couple of years with this topic. I am adopted and found it hard growing up to trust anyone for fear that they would abandon me like my parents did. This led to many failed relationships and work problems. When I started walking with God however things have taken a bit of a turn. We are going to be hurt by others through our lifetime and we may hurt others unknowingly, but it’s how we deal with that hurt that counts. If we stop trusting in others then we give the devil a foothold, but if we forgive or ask for forgiveness we can start rebuilding that trust. It can be hard at times to trust in God even. Thinking that our problems can be fixed by us, or that we are unwilling to relinquish that control and trust that God can get us through this. I have this problem, but day after day, minute after minute, God proves to me that He can be trusted. He builds our faith in Him through guidance in all of life’s trials. Through His love, protection, understanding, listening and His words.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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