Day 19 – Trust Vs. Suspicion

Day 19


Matt 12:38-40; Mark 8:31; 9:31


I have a confession to make. It can be difficult for me to trust people. Not all people, but some. I love people and care for people but sometimes I have a hard time trusting them. This may or may not be an issue for you, but it can be for me.

Maybe you have good reason not to trust certain people who have crossed your path. Trust can be delicate and broken in a moment.

I’m not sure why, it can be a problem for me. Sure I’ve been disappointed even ripped off; but most of us have had similar experiences right?

I trust the people closest to me like my wife and children, and friends but even in these relationships, trust can be fragile.

But trust is at the heart of a meaningful relationship with God. So how do we know we can trust Him? More specifically, how can we trust that Jesus really did die and come back to life.

I think there are many reasons why we can trust Jesus, but let me suggest just one today. We can trust Jesus because He did what He said He would do.

Today’s readings reveal that Jesus told us that he was going to die and be raised again 3 days later.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.” (Matthew 28:5-7)

Some people have proven that they can’t be trusted. Jesus has proven that He can.


Belong – Because you can belong before you believe.
Is it easy or difficult for you to trust people? Does a lack of trust for others make it more difficult for you to trust God? Why or why not?

Believe – Because those who belong often start to believe.
Trusting is putting belief into action. How does trusting God change things for you today?

Become – Because everyone who believes can become someone new.
Are there areas in your life where you do not trust God? What specifically do you need to surrender to Him?

Dear God, Thank you for proving that You are trustworthy and that I can trust you in every part of my life. Show me specifically where or what I need to surrender to you today. I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

– by Dan Barber


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