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Ron L. Deal

Who Do You Trust? The Wisdom of Proverbs

April 1, 2020

Life poses many questions. And when painful things happen, our questions reveal a lot about us.


When bad things happen psychologically we have an immediate need to know what we are dealing with. So we ask lots of “What?” oriented questions. What happened? When? Where? Then we ask “Why?” Why would someone do that? If God is in control, why would this happen? But if we’re not careful we stop there. We forget to ask the “Who” question. Who do I trust? Trust in the Lord, advises Proverbs, not your own understanding. The “What?” and the “Why?” never satisfy the soul, but the “Who?” does.

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Ron L. Deal is the Director of blended family ministries at FamilyLife®, and is the author/coauthor of the books The Smart StepfamilyThe Smart Stepdad, The Smart Stepmom, Dating and the Single Parent, and The Remarriage Checkup. Ron voices the FamilyLife Blended short feature and is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the country. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today® and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the countryRon and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys.

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