Trust is necessary for a happy life

Can you be trusted?

Trust is like a three-legged stool.

Do you trust other people? Can other people trust you? And finally, do you trust God?

Without all three of these components of trust, your life will be off-balance. You won't need anybody to tell you it's not working. You'll know.

Some of us are too trusting of other people. Caution is wise. Some of us break our word, or tell secrets, or betray our friends. How can we expect others to trust us if we only think of ourself?

And then many of us trust people more than we trust God. You may have more faith that an airline pilot will keep your life safe than God will. You may tell your innermost secrets to a friend or a therapist, but not to God.

Check your three trust levels right now. Do you need to work on any of them? The quotes below may help you.

Sometimes the only way God can protect us from the romantic equivalent of driving off a cliff is by bringing about the breakup of a relationship that we cherish. Only with time and hindsight do we appreciate the wisdom of his action.
M. Blaine Smith

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Corrie ten Boom

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
Graham Greene

What God actually says to us when He gives us commands, directions, and open doors is, "Just trust Me!"
Evelyn Christenson

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Golda Meir

The best proof of love is trust.
Dr. Joyce Brothers

Have courage and believe that God will hear and help. We are waiting on a God who could never disappoint his people.
Andrew Murray

The comprehensiveness of our contentment is another measure whereby we may judge whether we really know God.
J.I. Packer

My greatest discovery was that every miracle in the Bible began with a problem...The good news is that if you are desperate and need to change, you are a candidate for a miracle.
John Maxwell

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