Why Others Lose Their Trust in God

11/21/2020 19 Comments

Why People Lose Their Trust in God

If there is one Being in whom all of us should trust, it is no other than God — not our fellow man.

Jeremiah 17:5,7 (KJV) says,

5 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. 
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

The Bible says, blessed is the man whose trust and hope are in the Lord, and cursed be the man whose trust is given to another man. Very clearly, it is more prudent to give our full trust in the Almighty God than in man. For one, you cannot always count on a fellow human being — even if that person happens to be very close to you or if that person happens to be your best friend — because just like you, your fellow man also has certain frailties and vulnerabilities. 

Sometimes, the very people whom you value and consider as trusted friends are also the ones who will betray you. Actually, the Lord Jesus Christ experienced treachery or betrayal from someone whom He considered a friend — Judas Iscariot. 

As it is written in Psalm 41:9 (KJV),

Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

The Lord Jesus Christ was a loving and selfless friend, such that He even gave the piece of bread that was already meant for Him to Judas Iscariot. Despite that, Judas still betrayed the Lord.

This thing really happens as there is always the possibility that the person to whom you have given your trust will turn against you. But this will not happen with God — He will never betray those who put their trust in Him. That is why the Bible calls those who have trust in God “blessed” because He is trustworthy.

We can say that the people who do not trust God do not really know Him — they do not know His ways; they do not know His will; they do not know what Hewants them to do. If they do, they will surely trust Him and His words, and they will continue to hold onto His pronouncements and promises — for God is true to His words and He fulfills His every promise.

One of the admonitions that carries with it a very reassuring promise from God is written in Hebrews 13:5 (KJV) which says,

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 

Instead of complaining and coveting what others have, God wants us to be content with what we have. And when we obey what God wants us to do, we will experience the fulfillment of His promise: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” 

When God told us not to be covetous and to be content with what we have, He was, in effect, teaching us not to steal and not to cheat but to instead labor in order to earn honest money. This is exactly what I practice in my life. 

Even before I started in the ministry, I was already working to earn for my personal needs and for the needs of my loved ones. Until now that I am already leading an international religious organization, I am still working hard to earn in an honest and decent manner. Unlike other preachers, I never make the word of God a commodity, and I never make religion a kind of business. I do not covet the riches of other people, and I do not employ deceit in everything that I do. In other words, I live my life in accordance with the will of God. 

Now I am already 74 years old, yet, I do not remember any instance in my life wherein I lacked or hungered — proof that God really does not leave nor forsake those who abide by His teachings. 

The point that I am trying to drive at is this: It is our obedience to God that gives us the chance to experience Him in our lives — that He will not leave us nor forsake us. And as you experience this, the more that you will have trust in God. 

1 John 5:14 (KJV) says, 

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 

We are confident that God will listen to us if we ask Him of things which are in accordance with His will. And He will listen to us if we are fulfilling His commandments, His counsels, and His teachings. So, if you hear people say that they have lost their trust in God because He does not listen to their prayers, it only means one thing: They are disobedient to God.  

Always remember, God does not forsake those who are obedient to Him, and He will not allow them to lose their trust in Him.

19 comments:

  1. "Instead of complaining and coveting what others have, God wants us to be content with what we have." that speaks volume that we should always trust God in this world full of betrayal and have faith in his will. thanks be to God

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  2. A very informative blog, especially in this rough times in the Philippines

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  3. God's reminder to us especially in this rough times in the Philippines

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  4. This happens to all of us, just hold on and keep the faith

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  5. Thanks be to God for having a preacher like brother Eli soriano.we must have trust in God all the time..

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  6. Thanks be to God, what an inspirational blog to read!

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  7. He will never leave is nor forsake us...Thanks be to God !!!

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  8. Let us put our trust in God with all our Heart and let him do the rest!
    To God be the Glory!

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  9. It is really a good feeling to earn and spend an honest money not coveted from other's labor. When you learn how to be self-reliant, you won't be afraid to any situation God will bring you. Thanks be to God to an incomparabale doctrines of Christ.

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  10. Others lose their trust in God because of the following:
    1. They do not know who really God is.
    2. They are atheist.
    3. They are disobedient to God.
    4. They lack faith in God.
    5. There is no God in their hearts.
    To God Be the Glory!

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  11. God is trustworthy to those who obey His Word 💕

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  12. God wants us to be content with what we have. And be grateful for everything you have. Thanks be to God for another wisdom.

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  13. Trust GOD, You can do, the best things in life.

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  14. Amen to this : "It is our obedience to God that gives us the chance to experience Him in our lives — that He will not leave us nor forsake us. And as you experience this, the more that you will have trust in God." This statement is striking to me because it's happening to me.

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  15. Others lose their trust in God because of their disobedience and lack of faith n God.

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  16. My pops thinks religion won't save, while my mum thinks my religion is fake. In situations where your own parents can't seem to be trusted, it's always a great comfort to know that you have the Almighty Father in your life whom you can always trust.

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