COLUMN: Trust in the Lord always

Published 3:00 pm Monday, July 1, 2024

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By Chris A. Quilpa
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Lack of trust is a lack of faith. If we trust someone, our spouse, or partner in/for life, we have faith in them. If we have trust and faith, our belief is strong and grounded. And Love exists. When we say, “I believe in you,” we can also say, “I trust and have faith in you.” I love you because I trust and have faith in you. Love exists because we have trust and faith. This Love can symbolize Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 3:5-6 states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto Thy understanding. In all Thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct Thy path.” The word that strikes me most in this Biblical passage or statement is trust- Trusting in Jesus, our Lord and Savior. 

Trust is the foundation of our faith in God. Having faith in God is trusting Him who we believe will love us and not abandon us, no matter what situation we are in, even in our moments of darkness, disappointments, and/or despair.

The dictionary defines trust as a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. Synonymous to trust are belief, faith, confidence, sureness, and freedom from suspicion/doubt.

Trust in the Lord that everything will be alright in your life. He takes care of you if you believe and trust in Him, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 

Problems abound in life. They’re aplenty for as long as we’re alive and well, sick, injured, or ill. Having faith and trust in Jesus assures us that we can manage even the most difficult situations that come into our lives. 

Trust is one of the hallmarks of a strong relationship, like our relationship with God and with one another, and we can experience joy and happiness, security and confidence, and peace. 

The world is not ours. We’re just inhabitants, wanderers, vagabonds using and abusing and wasting all the earth’s resources. We’re just consuming what Mother Nature has provided us since time immemorial. Depletion of natural resources has yet to be vigorously addressed with loving concern and care. We all reap the benefits of Earth’s most precious, non-renewable natural resources, with a fortunate few amassing wealth from these exploitation and exploration. Once used, they’re invaluable and irreplaceable. But, our trust in the Lord will care for our worries, no matter what kind of life we’ll have on earth.  

Though life is simple yet complicated because of crises, challenges, and changes taking place, as long as we trust in the Almighty God through His begotten Son, Jesus Christ, we’re hopeful that we’re going to be okay. There are no worries or troubles if and when we have faith and trust in Jesus. He directs us to be upright and lawful. He guides us to a life of holiness with our prayers of thanksgiving, humility, and forgiveness.

Trusting in the Lord makes our life easier to handle and to live. It should be our guide in our everyday life if we’re believers and followers of Jesus. In all we do, in all we have and don’t have, trust in the Lord, Jesus Christ. He is always there for us, sinners and saints, waiting for us to welcome him into our life. He loves us for who and what we are. Just trust Him. He’ll direct your life of faith, hope, charity, peace, and love.

Having a problematic situation in life, a relationship that does not working for both parties, a sort of a failed marriage or broken family, going through a tumultuous on-and-off relationship without a sign of good, peaceful resolution, the only thing that matters now for you is to trust in God or put your trust in Him completely, believing that He’ll take care of you. He won’t abandon you and let you down because He loves you, no matter your situation.   

Simply, silently say and pray, “Jesus, I trust in you.” Always.

CHRIS A. QUILPA, a retired U.S. Navy veteran, lives in Suffolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth. Email him at