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Getting past man’s failures to understand God’s promises

Trust issues are understandable in a sinful world.

We’re accustomed to being let down. The pain resonates through the years and it can affect our entire perspective on the world.

When our scars are pronounced, we become highly sensitive to distrust and we begin to expect it before it happens.

People fail us. They make promises, then they don’t keep their word. We don’t know who to trust when so many betray us.

Spiritually, that can be dangerous. Satan can use this to pull us away from God so we must be careful. He attacks us when we’re vulnerable.

God doesn’t think like we do (Isaiah 55:8-9) so we can’t judge him by human standards. It doesn’t matter how many people have let us down, God never will. He’s incapable of lying (Titus 1:2).

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19).

Great is God’s faithfulness (Lamentation 3:23). We must be “fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform” (Romans 4:21).

Faith demands that we follow him for who he is, not who we are (Hebrews 11:6). We have to contextualize our distrust and not apply it to God because he doesn’t deserve it.

He will never let us down. Never.

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Richard lives in Florence, Alabama and is married to Deirdre. They have three daughters. He is an avid reader, devoted writer and lover of history and research. He is the author of "The Most Important Question" and is working on more books.

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