As a man of faith, it is extremely difficult to speak about a time in a person’s life when it is safe to “not believe” everything you hear. Deception is a very powerful tool which leaves the gullible extremely vulnerable, and the good-hearted pained in defeat.
From navigating through any crisis or simply making decisions on who you will partner within life - or in business. You and I must understand that is is not a matter of becoming more cynical in our thinking. But, rather understand that humanity is made up of broken vessels who may be controlled by its own deceitful desires.
In any crisis, it is increasingly important to discern correctly in order to make sound decisions that will guide you, and your extended family into safer waters.
Trust in God!
7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. 8 They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.