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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him. and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

There was a man at church, an older man, who seemed very kind and humble. Sometimes he would play specials on his trumpet. Usually before he played he would explian why the hymn he was going to play was special to him.

I remember once when he was playing that I told the Lord that I would have liked to have had him for my father. I thought about how fortunate his children were. A few years later he was put in prison for molesting his daughter.

That threw me into turmoil for a while. I couldn't understand how I could be such a poor judge of character. How could I know who to trust. After mulling it around for a while the Lord gave me an answer that satisfied my heart.

He said that it was not my job to protect myself. That was His job. If I need to know something about someone, to know if they are not who they seem to be, He will show me. So I can rest and trust Him to look out for my interests.