Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie

Trusting in God


We have “In God We Trust” on our dollar bills and on our coins. We have “In God We Trust” license plates. “In God We Trust” has always been woven into our government, civilization and prayers. But how much do we really trust God?  At times is it little more than lip service? We trust so many people and things in our lives, but do we truly honor with our trust the one who brought us into existence and promised to provide for our ever need? Tune in Thursday as we talk about this – with your valuable takes!



4 thoughts on “Trusting in God

  1. I was driving while listening to the gentleman speak of his encounter with God’s voice. When he described what he heard, I burst into tears. It’s EXACTLY the same voice I heard when I was in despair, screaming crying over my circumstance and asking God “what am I going to do?!” Then I heard that same voice say “it’s going to be okay. You’ll be fine.” I immediately stopped crying, took a deep breath, and went on with my day. It WAS okay in the end. It worked out very well for me.


    • Missy,

      Thanks for sharing this beautiful story of how God touched your life at a time when you really needed it. Please join us in praying for all of those who are still “crying out” and waiting for God to reply. It’s difficult for a lot of people to trust.

      God bless you.

      Jerry (and Debbie)


  2. Dear Jerry and Debbie, I listened to your show on Trust today. I suggest a few different “P” words for you to pass on to your listeners… and to record on that CD. How about Prayer; Patience; Persistence; Perseverance; Passion of Christ; the gates of hell shall not Prevail… just to name a few alternates? I think it is important to turn to Holy Scriptures and Church Teaching to give us the answers to these crucial questions in life, such as Trusting in God — rather than to fill the heads of listeners with silly pop-gimmicks. During that 1 in a million plane rides that is headed for a crash, what is a person going to cling to? Your 3 P’s that the frightened-to-death individual won’t remember?? … or the Prayers that he or she has patiently persevered in over a life time? Do you really want to trust your 3 P’s… or trust your petitions, prayers and scriptures… that the gates of hell shall not prevail? One of the problems with our culture today is that far too much emphasis is placed on “feeling.” “I don’t FEEL that God loves me…” so I will quit going to Mass, or join another church. “I don’t FEEL that my husband loves me…” so I will find someone else and get a divorce… and on and on. As you must know, Faith is an act of the will THROUGH THE GRACE of God. It is not a feeling. Just as MARRIAGE is an act of the will over a lifetime — in good times and in bad. Feelings change with the wind; God and His love do not. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3: 5-6) I memorized that passage over 30 years ago, and it has never left me… by the grace of God and my will to persist. Scripture and the teachings of Christ, the Rosary, the prayers of the Saints and the Church, are what Christians cling to in good times and bad. I hope you will pass this on to your listeners. Don’t dumb-down our beautiful faith and Church. Help people to rise up. The Church’s goal is to produce Saints… not stoop down to the level of spiritual and cultural mediocrity. I surely cannot imagine Mother Angelica, Fr. Mitch, Scott Hahn, or Bishop Barron suggesting your 3 P’s. Rise Up! God Bless You.


  3. Jean,

    Thanks so much for listening to Take 2 With Jerry and Debbie and for your thoughtful comments. I have to say, however, that I fail to see your inability to appreciate the “P” examples I used on the show. Perhaps you didn’t quite catch what I was saying.

    In short, the point I attempted to make is that we so easily and blindly place our trust in everyday things like the safety of a plane flight, the fact that the produce we purchase has not been contaminated, or the presumption that a medication we take has not been tainted or poisoned. Yet, we often find it so difficult to place our trust in the One who is most worthy of it, and who will never let us down.

    I would also beg to differ with your assessment of whether or not Mother Angelica, Fr. Mitch or Scott Hahn would use such “pop-gimmicks,” (your term; I wouldn’t call them that). All of them have spoken and taught at a very “popular” level, meaning they have not hesitated to use things just like I did to get a point across.

    The very premise of our show is to get people to “rise up.” We trust that with God’s help we are achieving that. We ask that you pray for us, and we will do the same for you.

    God bless you, too.



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