What Can We Trust?
June 29, 2020 | Greg Summers
These days are confusing, perplexing, frustrating, and strange. There are many other words that can describe these current days as well. The word that I want to focus on for a moment is confusion. I see a lot of confusion about what to believe and how to respond. I will be honest that I am often confused these days. Everybody has an opinion about everything and we all think our
opinions are correct and should be followed and trusted. This blog post is not to debate or even try to sort any of it out. I want us to consider and read the following truths that we can trust. In these confusing days, we must look at truths that we can trust and not opinions from others or ourselves. Trusting the truths of Scripture will re-orient us in a confusing world. Enjoy, meditate, and celebrate these truths and worship God!!!!
"And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord
2 Corinthians 6:18
"How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and
takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he
had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his
love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure
he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by
the hand of his beloved Son."
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle
against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic
powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."
"For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the
weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We
destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every
thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your
obedience is complete."
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
"For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of
"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice,
weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but
associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight."
"For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace
and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by
men. So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual outbuilding."
"Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness."
"Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for
his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet
sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with
strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! …"
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul."
"And he who was seated on the throne said, 'Behold, I am making all things new.' Also, he said,
'Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'"
"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on
earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened
with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through
faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have the strength to comprehend with all
the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ
that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is
able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work
within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever
and ever. Amen."