Follower of Jesus: Can I trust you to trust me?

Edd Hogeboom, Guest column
Edd Hogeboom

I originally was not going to reference any scriptures with this piece. However, I was given this scripture from a totally unrelated source. There is absolutely no worldly connection between how I received this scripture and this piece which I recently published the day before on our website, Understanding the incredible relevance of this scripture found in the Book of Romans is truly “life-changing.”

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith,” Romans 1:17, assures the truth and validity of the basic concept that you’re about to read. The words “faith” and “righteousness” can be interpreted in this sense as “trust” and “The Perfect and Loving Will of God,” respectively. This verse summarizes it all by stating that, “The righteous (both God and all true believers living within His Will) shall live by faith (total trust in The Will of God). This spiritual reality is something that God’s Holy Spirit has shared directly with me and now I’m blessed to be able to share it with you.

Simply, our trust that we place in God is questionable at best. We ask that “Why God?” question of, “If you’re my God, my Heavenly Father, then why are you letting these bad things even come into my life?” God’s answer is quite simple.

He says, “First, you’re living in a very imperfect world controlled by Satan. Second, you are far less than ‘perfect’ in your continuous and ongoing trust in my love for you regarding your life within your world. Third, you remove my ability to help and guide you by choosing to use your ‘free will to avoid My Will.’ Thus, you block me from using my loving and protective power to guide and help you through these things that can do you harm physically, mentally and, most importantly, spiritually. Lastly, with your trusting of me being a personally convenient and a ‘now and then’ thing on your part, you remove my ability to answer your immediate, as well as long-term needs. Simply, you’ve elected to trust yourself and have thus cast me out of your immediate life.”

A solid and unchanging Trust of me (your faith in me) must continuously remain a condition of and within your moment to moment life. If your trust meets that standard, then so will mine. This, simply stated means, “If I can trust you to trust me, then our trust is forever unbroken.’ (as stated in Romans 1:17). This allows me continuous and ongoing access to your life’s condition at any and every given moment. Thereby, my loving power will and is there with and for you every moment into Eternity! Please, trust me my child, so that I can trust you to trust me with your Eternity.”

My friends, The Holy Spirit shared this with me given my personal needs at this moment. However, it’s not beyond reality that He wanted me to share it with you as well. God bless each of you and I pray that our lives in this Satan-driven world will be released to God’s Holy Spirit that He may intervene and intercede for each of us given both our immediate and longer term needs. Amen and Amen!

Edd Hogeboom, a resident of the “Village of Destin,” is retired and writing for the Lord. Read his blog at or visit his Facebook page.