Tag Archives: Trust

No Conscience

A person without a conscience is dangerous and cannot be trusted.

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Trust’s Betrayer

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“Better a thousand enemies outside the house than one inside.” Arabic proverb

“Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.” Psalm 41 vs 9

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr ๐Ÿ™‚

Then why pray?

I remember sitting in church a few years ago, heart broken and distressed, because of something that I was going through. And to me, at that time, it seemed the more I prayed about the situation, the worst it became.

And then I asked myself why am I praying? I stopped. Nothing changed except for the fact that I grew more miserable.

And then I discovered during one of my bible studies that I should not rely on my own understanding about anything. Proverbs 3 vs 5

That God’s thoughts and ways are not the same as my own. Isaiah 55 vs 8

That as Jesus prayed before his arrest and crucifixion, “Not my will but thine will be done.”

So why keep on praying to a God who is all powerful and all knowing? To a God that knows our beginnings, middles, and ends. To a God who has granted us humans the freedom to make choices and to live as we please.

So why keep praying to someone for something that we might THINK is right, when that someone KNOWS what is right? Is it belief? Is it faith? Is it trust?

Someone once said that there are three answers to prayers:- Yes, no, and wait awhile. So does it mean that we need patience, or perhaps, understanding? Or does it call for a greater degree of belief, faith, and trust?

‘That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” Emily Dickinson ๐Ÿ™‚

An Even Bigger Deal

Bigger than love, marriage, trust and friendship is the will to maintain them.

And now this :-

From a father, Joshua Wooden, to a son, John Wooden, upon his graduation from Grammar School.

Be True To Yourself

Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Help Others

Drink Deeply From Good Books, Especially The Bible

Make Friendship A Fine Art

Build A Shelter Against A Rainy Day

Pray For Guidance and Give Thanks For Your Blessings Every Day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Not Taking It?

“Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?” Romans 1 vs 21

How many of us take our own advice? The same advice that we give to other people, do we follow?

Was listening to a few people over the weekend and this morning, and I wanted to crawl out my skin. They were filling the air with hot air. Hot air because what they were saying was just to satisfy the ears of those that were listening. They did not mean it. How did I know? Because they turned around and did the complete opposite.

The word steal is in the Bible quote above; how many people are out there stealing the trust of people?

Have a moon morning and a starry night. ๐Ÿ˜†

Have a lovely, sunflower day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Othello’s Mistrust

Do you trust the person you love?

“The Moor is of a free and open nature, That thinks men honest that but seem to be so, And will as tenderly be led by the nose as asses are.” Iago, Act I Scene III, Othello by William Shakespeare

Jealousy and anger led to hatred; hatred to unjust acts; unjust acts led to tragedy and suffering. And who got caught in all that were innocent people. Othello, a man brave in battle and flawed in being manipulated. Yes competent but lacking the discerning power to see through the lies of a man that was now pulling the strings; a man that led to him not trusting his wife, and in the end, killing her.

Shakespeare’s novelย  depicted a hero becoming a puppet all because of someone who was green-eyed. A sad tale of planting seeds of doubt and mistrust that turned a man’s love into hate, ruining him in the process.

That word trust, how powerful it is. We require it from others and expect it not to be tarnish. But how can you tell if someone can be trusted?