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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Word of Inspiration: Trust in the Lord & Fear No One

"Fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe." Proverbs 29:25

Often, we get into situations where we fear man more than God. Man's judgment and decisions seem immediate if we're being bullied by a boss, a co-worker, an abuser, or by a person who is masquerading as a friend. We think it is easier to give in to get that person off our back and to create temporary peace where division and confusion exist. Appeasing others out of fear is how they can ensnare us into traps and victimize us. Trust in the Lord to make your escape whether it is in getting a new job, leaving an abusive spouse, or standing up to a bully and risk losing friends who are followers and lies about your reputation. 

Sometimes our challenges are more subtle. Too often we put our trust in other people to give us good advice, to provide when we are are in lack, and to lend a helping hand when we are overwhelmed and feeling weak. What we should be doing is getting down on our knees to seek God and search the Bible for answers. Don't get me wrong, it's fine to ask friends for advice and seek their help, but we need to keep in mind that their help and advice is limited. They are only human and make the same mistakes as we. Trusting other people should be done as it is earned in increments. Some mean well, but their judgment is lacking. God's judgment is never wrong and He never lacks. And God will never mislead you. 

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