Trusting God

Don’t trust people to make the world right.

Stop trusting people. Their life is in their nostrils. How can they be worth anything?
Isaiah 2:22

Politicians can’t do what God can.

Do not trust influential people,
mortals who cannot help you.
4 When they breathe their last breath,
they return to the ground.
On that day their plans come to an end.
5 Blessed are those who receive help from the God of Jacob.
Their hope rests on the LORD their God,
6 who made heaven, earth, the sea, and everything in them.
The LORD remains faithful forever.
Psalm 146:3-6

Don’t be preoccupied with evil people and envy what they get away with. Keep looking up. Could this mean not being overly preoccupied with certain causes?

By David. Do not be preoccupied with evildoers.
Do not envy those who do wicked things.
2 They will quickly dry up like grass
and wither away like green plants.
3 Trust the LORD, and do good things.
Live in the land, and practice being faithful.
4 Be happy with the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Entrust your ways to the LORD.
Trust him, and he will act on your behalf.
6 He will make your righteousness shine like a light,
your just cause like the noonday sun.
7 Surrender yourself to the LORD, and wait patiently for him.
Do not be preoccupied with an evildoer
who succeeds in his way when he carries out his schemes.
8 Let go of anger, and leave rage behind.
Do not be preoccupied. It only leads to evil.
Psalm 37:1-8

Since you were brought back to life with Christ, focus on the things that are above-where Christ holds the highest position. 2 Keep your mind on things above, not on worldly things. 3 You have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 Christ is your life. When he appears, then you, too, will appear with him in glory.
Colossians 3:1-4

When believers question their faith because they envy the prosperity and power of unbelievers, they can regain a proper perspective on life and confirm their faith by seeking God in the sanctuary where they will be reminded of their glorious and eternal relationship with the LORD in contrast to the sudden destruction of the wicked.

Allan Ross, A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 2, on Psalm 73

We can’t even trust ourselves; for some strange reason we often prefer to.

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Jeremiah 17:9

This is what the Almighty LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: You can be saved by returning to me. You can have rest. You can be strong by being quiet and by trusting me. But you don’t want that.
Isaiah 30:15

Trust the LORD with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths smooth.
Proverbs 3:5-6

We suffered so that we would stop trusting ourselves and learn to trust God, who brings the dead back to life.
2 Corinthians 1:9

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