Trust God’s Mercy

Psalm 13:5
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

Trust- firm belief in the reliability, trust, ability, or strength of someone or something.

Psalm 20:7
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 31:14
But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.

Betrayal is the breaking or violation of a presumptive contract, trust or confidence that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst individuals, between organizations or between individuals and organizations.

Matthew 7:12
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

The phrase the Law and the Prophets echoes Matthew 5:17. This so called ” Golden Rule” is the practical application of Leviticus 19:18: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

God revealed (Rom 3:22-23) to people how they should live, however no one can live up to God’s perfect way. All have sinned: No one can live up to what God created us to be; we all fall short of His glory. We cannot save ourselves because as sinners we can never meet God’s requirements. Our only hope is faith in Jesus Christ.

Mercy-compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

II Samuel 24:14
And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.

Psalm 86:5
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Trust seems simple, but it often grows from our experience. For many of us, trust is not easy, because it relates not just to our faith in God but is influenced by our fellow brothers and sisters.

1. God will not fail us, but others often do.
2. Trust from others is a treasure.
3. Trust is something you and I never want to lose.

In our relationships, being trustworthy is based on truthful living. You and I are accountable for modeling both truth and mercy where trust has been lost. We often say and do the wrong things; therefore, mercy always has to be part of a relationship. Once you and I have violated the trust someone has in us, it is hard to regain it.

Betrayal hurts, especially from someone we love, trust, and or call a friend.

1. How do we deal with it?
2. The way God has dealt with us.

Reestablishing trust is possible, but mercy is necessary. David felt God had turned His face away from him until he cried out

Psalm 30:2
O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

David came to realize the importance of God’s forgiveness and faithful love. Realizing in his heart that God had forgiven him, restored his (David’s) trust in God’s loving deliverance and gave him the confidence to share that mercy with others.

Are you sharing mercy. Trust and Mercy go together.

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