• Michael Haldas

Trust


““Trust in the LORD. The verb “trust” is complemented by the verb “lean.” Trusting in God is a conscious dependence on God, much like leaning on a tree for support…God never abandons a soul that puts its trust in Him, even though it is overpowered by temptations, for He is aware of all weaknesses.” (Foundation Study Bible, Proverbs 3:5-6, St. Nilus of Sora)

“…every serious Christian soon recognizes: our faith must be planted and then carefully nurtured, for our trust in God may be damaged if we succumb to the encroachments of the non-Christian world. To prevent spiritual death, there must always be forward movement in faith. We live in a world filled with hedonism, secularism, and humanism. These ideals dominate the media and flood us with enticing invitations to set aside our faith in God.” (Dynamis 11/6/2018)

“God leaves us to fall into arrogance and other passions so that we might acknowledge our infirmity and acknowledge where we are. In His goodness He leaves us, for our benefit, so that we might lay our trust and hope in Him, and not in ourselves. But beware of thinking that we fall into arrogance and other passions by God’s will (for God’s will is not in these); rather, God allows this to happen to us because of our negligence, and out of His love of mankind. He brings us from our evil deeds to humility, for our own salvation.” (Sts. Barsanuphius and John the Prophet)

“Acts of trust in God are valuable experiences for spiritual growth. He wants His children to be His co-workers and partners. He will not deprive them of opportunities for spiritual growth…This ascent to finding a Godly meaning in life begins with cultivating both trust in what God provides and trust in His enduring mercy.” (Father Eusebius Stephanou, Fr. George Morelli)

“If you’re anything like me, you worry, not only frequently but about as many and as varied things as the mind can possibly fret about. It seems placing my trust in God and keeping my trust in Him are not one and the same. Those few times when we fully see how much God takes care of us mean a great deal, not only because the constant worrying subsides, but because we are filled with enough courage to tell ourselves, “See, He really does care for you! You are just too blind to notice, so He has to show you in big ways to remind you He is always there caring for you.” (Constantina R. Palmer)

Our obedience to the Lord is twofold: first, we believe in Him and then, as a result of that commitment, we do whatever He commands. For the true disciple, obedience stems from genuine trust in the Lord. Our life in Christ will flower as long as we allow ourselves to rely on Him.” (OCPM 5/16/2017)

“...for an adult with some maturity, a tolerance for ambiguity is translated as (a) I know that I don’t know; (b) I know that Christ knows; (c) I trust Him. That’s the beginning of mental health, sanity, sanctity.” (Albert S. Rossi)

"Injustices will certainly be present in our life. God will speak the great language of silence to us often. However, if we can bow our heads, and persevere in the midst of humiliation, trusting in the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, there will always be hope for us…Jesus does not ask us to understand His ways and timing. He asks only for our trust." (Archimandrite Sergius, Greg Laurie)

“Trust is dangerous. Trust requires courage. If trust were easy, we’d never hear another peep from our enemy called Fear.” (Angela Thomas)

“If there is an area where you distrust God, underneath it is a place you’ve been wounded and we want Him to heal it.” (Beth Moore)

“Christ lives in us through the Holy Spirit, and we also live in Christ. This means that we place our total trust in Him, rely on Him for guidance and strength, and live as He wants us to live. It implies a personal, life-giving relationship." (Life Application Study Bible, 1 John 2:27)

“When we first united ourselves to Christ, we placed our trust in Him. Every time we extend love to the undeserving, or speak out against fraud and injustice, or refuse to lie, cheat, and indulge our cravings, we are once again trusting in Christ.” (Dynamis 8/12/2015)

“As we struggle to love unlovable people, keep good order in our communities, and live in the world, many things will assault our faith and try to tear it down, wear it away, and inhibit our trust in God our Savior.” (OCPM 10/23/2015)

“Trusting can be hard. Yet Christ asks us to trust Him no matter what. He sent us the Holy Spirit to convict us of His truth and to aid us in trusting Him no matter what our circumstances. But we still have free will and it is still a battle. We often can’t do it alone. We need others around us who both have trust yet struggle with trust at the same time. It is comforting, convicting and validating all at once and helps us with our fear. After all, the depth of our trust in God is often in direct proportion to our fear.” (Sacramental Living Blog)

“My Lord God, … I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end… . But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.” (Thomas Merton)

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