Sermon quotes on trust

Stephen Covey

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.


Ernest Hemingway

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.


 George MacDonald

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.


George MacDonald

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.


Toby Mckeehan

Faith isn’t a feeling; it’s a choice to trust God even when the road ahead seems uncertain.

Thomas Merton

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

No Man Is an Island

Watchman Nee

The sight of any trouble strikes terror into the heart of those who do not have faith, but those who trust Him say, “Here comes my food!”


Eugen Rostenstock-Huessy

The greatest temptation of our time is impatience, in its full original meaning: refusal to wait, undergo, suffer. We seem unwilling to pay the price of living with our fellows in creative and profound relationships.

 The Christian Future


Simon Sinek

A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.


Simon Sinek

Trust is built on telling the truth, not telling people what they want to hear.

Facebook (2015)

Maria V. Snyder

Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder.


Frank K. Sonnenberg

Trust is like blood pressure. It’s silent, vital to good health, and if abused it can be deadly.


Charles R. Swindoll

We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn’t come naturally. It’s a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith.

Corrie Ten Boom

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.


Leo Tolstoy

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.


R. M. Williams

Trust is the easiest thing in the world to lose, and the hardest thing in the world to get back.


Richard Plass

The soul’s first task is to learn to trust, because our capacity to trust is our capacity to love and be loved, to give and to receive.

The Relational Soul: Moving from False Self to Deep Connection, InterVarsity Press.

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Give our Lord the benefit of believing that His hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.

Taken from Michael Harter, Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits.

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.

We are quite naturally impatient in everything

to reach the end without delay.

We should like to skip the intermediate stages.

We are impatient of being on the way to something

unknown, something new.

And yet it is the law of all progress

that it is made by passing through

some stages of instability—

and that it may take a very long time.

And so I think it is with you;

your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,

let them shape themselves, without undue haste.

Don’t try to force them on,

as though you could be today what time

(that is to say, grace and circumstances

acting on your own good will)

will make of you tomorrow.

 Only God could say what this new spirit

gradually forming within you will be.

Give Our Lord the benefit of believing

that his hand is leading you,

and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself

in suspense and incomplete.

Taken from Michael Harter, Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits

Stephen M.R. Covey

The beauty of trust is that it erases worry and frees you to get on with other matters. Trust means confidence.

Paul Hiebert

The most important step in entering a new culture is to build trust. Only when people trust us will they listen to what we have to say.

A.W. Tozer

The man of pseudo-faith will fight for his verbal creed but refuse flatly to allow himself to get in a predicament where his future must depend upon that creed being true. He always provides himself with secondary ways of escape; so that he will have a way out if the roof caves in. What we need very badly these days is a company of Christians who are prepared to trust God as completely now as they know that they must do at that last day.

Marvin K. Mayers

No task is more important in the first years of ministry in a new culture than the building of trusting relationships with the people.

Richard G. Capen Jr.

Trust is absolutely essential in all we do-trust in marriage, between friends, at work, in public life… Without trust we are doomed to chaos and confusion because nothing can work.

Living the Values That Take You the Distance (New York: Harper, 1996), pp. 70, 75.

Brother Lawrence

Trust we put in GOD honors him much, and draws down great graces.

Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life, Christian Classics Ethereal Library (website), accessed 2/16/20.

Ben Patterson

God doesn’t help those who help themselves: he helps those who trust him.

Taken from Waiting: Finding Hope When God Seems Silent by Ben Patterson Copyright (c) 1989 by Ben Patterson. Published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL.

Flannery O’Connor

People…think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross…You arrive at enough certainty to be able to make your way, but it is making it in darkness. Don’t expect faith to clear things up for you. It is trust, not certainty.

John H. Sailhamer

The focus of the author since the beginning chapters of Genesis has been both on God’s plan to bless humankind by providing them with that which is “good” and on the human failure to trust God and enjoy the “good” that God has provided. The characteristic mark of human failure up to this point in the book has been the attempt to grasp the “good” on their own rather than to trust God to provide it for them.

The Pentateuch as Narrative (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992), p.134.

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