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God Will Make a Way | Henry Cloud

Life is difficult. Life for every person on earth is a challenging journey - with or without God. Those who invite God to join them on this adventure believe that when bad things happen, they can trust God to be present and work on their behalf. But because we never know when, where or how God is going to show up, we often wonder: just exactly how does He go about the business of helping us when we don't know what to do?

How to Build Trust as a Leader | Henry Cloud

This single session seminar is from Cloud & Townsend's Ultimate Leadership Series #1, which includes topics that are practical, relevant, and applicable.

Why Trust Matters | Joel Manby

Entrusting tasks and decisions to employees can be one of the hardest things to do as a leader. In this post taken from the course "Love Works," Joel Manby, President and Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, offers a practical decision making model that promotes trust.

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Bible Passages

“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” | Psalm 118:8 (NIV) 

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” | Psalm 20:7 (NIV) 

If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?
— Luke 16:10-12 (NLT) 

"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!" | Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

"Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." | Isaiah 40:30-31 (NLT) 

"The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving." | Psalm 28:7 (NIV) 

"Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing." | Psalm 34:10 (NIV) 

"Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper." | Psalm 37:3 (NIV) 

"I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?" | Psalm 56:4 (NIV) 

"A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence." | Proverbs 11:13 (NIV) 

"Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe." | Proverbs 28:26 (NIV) 


"Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and the future to God's providence." | Augustine  

"I can only fly freely when I know there is a catcher to catch me. If we are to take risks, to be free, in the air, in life, we have to know that when we come down from it all, we're going to be caught, we're going to be safe. The great hero is the least visible. Trust the Catcher." | Henri J. M. Nouwen

I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. My sickness, or perplexity, or sorrow may be necessary causes of some great end, which is quite beyond us. He does nothing in vain.
— John Henry Newman  

"God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to." | Elisabeth Elliot