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Paul Schneidmill


Trust – Total confidence in the integrity, ability, and good character of another.  (Webster’s New Riverside Dictionary)


Though the meaning of the word “trust” encompasses much more than I could convey in one discussion, I believe the definition above is good enough to begin with.  Trust consists of having complete and utter faith and reliance in another.  You may notice that said definition refers to trust as being involved with and/or related to an entity (i.e., a person or being).  Therefore, trust is primarily associated with, conducted toward, and given to with an animate being, not an inanimate object.


What I want to make sure is clear here is that “trust,” complete, total, and unwavering confidence, faith, and reliance, is and can be given only to some “one,” not some “thing;” therefore, one human being can give/put their trust in another human being.  However, I would submit to you that “The Being” that is responsible for forming and fashioning all of us human beings; is “The One” that we should really put our trust in!


Don’t get me wrong.  I “trust” a great deal of people to a great extent, but the God I serve (the only God I can validate that there is in all existence) is the only one I have absolute, complete, irreversible, total, utter, and unwavering confidence, faith, and reliance.


These are the reasons why I trust Him:


I trust Him because of who He is and who I know Him to be.

I trust Him because of the authority of His Holy Word, the Bible.

Finally, I trust Him because I’ve experienced His faithfulness. 


The human beings I trust are people I love and appreciate, but like me, they’re imperfect, and though not always intentionally, they will invariably do or say something to assure me that I cannot implicitly give them the totality of my trust.  Additionally, the Bible cautions and teaches against putting trust (completely) in friends (Micah 7:5; Psalm 41:9).


The writers of the book of Psalms knew a great deal about “Who” could really be trusted.  In several areas of their Divinely inspired writings, valuable instruction is given that man should trust in the Lord (Psalm 4:5; 37:3, 5, and Proverbs 3:5), trust Him in any and all times (Psalm 56:3; 62:8), and they even outline the benefits of trusting Him (Psalm 18:30; 26:1; 28:7; 31:19; 34:8, 22; 37:40; 40:3-4; 64:10; 84:12; and 125:1).


Based on what I’ve learned, validated, and verified as truth, only God can and should be completely, totally, and truly trusted (Psalm 49:6; 62:10; 118:8-9; 146:3, and Proverbs 11:28).   


Case in point – recently, due to the final results of a “major event” in the good ole, U.S. of A, a great deal of people learned (hopefully) not to put their trust in:


Actors and Actresses



Former Presidents

Hordes of Young People


Media Personalities and Newscasters

Music Moguls

Political Analysts


Researchers, and

Sport Teams Statistics


If you want to know who to really put your trust in, put your trust in God!  Get to know Him and you’ll find that when you put your trust in Him, He will never disappoint you (Psalm 9:10).  “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.” (Psalm 91:2)


I’m Paul Schneidmill and I definitely affirm this message


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