TRUST

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CHAPTER 29 TRUST Back to the Table of Contents TRUST:Question: Is it true, what L. Ron Hubbard once said, “On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth”? Answer: No, not really, because the way he said it makes it sound like we should be working to learn to trust each other, and if we could succeed, we’d have peace on Earth. That’s just another incorrect twist to the Truth that happens inside the movie theater. The intentional community I have been associated…

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Breaking Up: When They Can Just Walk Away.

When someone walks out of your life you trusted would be there forever, the pain can be so excruciating, you feel as if your heart will rip right out of your chest, and you may even feel like you can’t go on one more day. If the relationship was a bit turbulent, you may even feel a bit of relief at first….and then the reality sets in with each day you don’t hear from them, that it’s over, and they may not be coming back this time. The tears are…

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Hearing God’s Voice 101

I wish that I could give you a syllabus, prepare lectures, and let you complete a test so that you could drink it in—it being the ability to hear God’s voice. But it’s not that easy. Sometimes God invites us, like he invited Moses, into the “thick darkness” and communicates with us there. That’s what this is all about—going into the darkness and meeting God there. But before we head to those dark places, let’s lay down some general rules about how God communicates with us.

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Why Is Life So Hard?

Why do people get cancer? Why are there earthquakes that destroy entire cities? Why do people have to work so hard just to have enough money to barely feed their families?Subconsciously, we probably ask ourselves questions like these quite often. But consciously we rarely do. We’re so busy living our lives we rarely stop and wonder WHY?But then something happens to wake us up. Our parents get divorced. The girl down the street gets abducted. A relative gets cancer. That wakes us up for awhile. But then we can often…

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Trust in God to See You Through

God can make a way out of no way.  There are times in life when we hit a dead end and feel as though we are out of options.  We’ve been brought low by fate or circumstance or even by our own wrong choices and we feel like we just can’t go on.  These are the times when we just aren’t sure that God can really be there for us because things look so grim.  It seems like that cloud over our head is raining down nothing but more pain…

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Rejection is God’s Protection

Right now you’re probably thinking, “Wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right.  How can rejection be a form of protection?”  But I’m not talking about rejecting by God.  The Lord will never reject you – He will always love and accept you!  The rejection I’m talking about is the rejection you sometimes face in your own life.  When you feel like the world is rejecting you, whether at work, in your personal life or through the loss of something important to you, that may be God’s way of protecting you.No…

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Trust God, Not Circumstances

Trusting God in the midst of bad circumstances I had this realization that seems really obvious, but for some reason it took me a while to get it.I should be just as confident that things are going to work out when they look crazy as when everything looks fine and dandy. The opposite is true as well. Even though things look peaceful and calm, that is not an indication of security. Our security comes from God. It is not at all dependent on what is going on around us. Whether…

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Trust: Above the Waves

Trust: Everyone has trials, and they seem to come sometimes like waves – one right after the other. But like the seagulls, God means for us to soar above the raging torrent below, so that our feet do not even get wet — to trust Him. You’ve heard this promise, I’m sure: “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way…

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