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Trust

ALTHOUGH the Realm of Glory hath none of the vanities of the world, yet within the treasury of trust and resignation We have bequeathed to Our heirs an excellent and priceless heritage.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 217)


All men are in God’s hands, and even if they do get killed we know there is another life beyond this that can hold great hope and happiness for the soul.
(Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 237)


By all these it is meant that thou must not be sorry and grieved because of these things the papers have written against thee; nay, rather trust in God and be unmoved by either the praise or the false accusations declared by people towards thee, depend entirely on God and exert thyself to serve His holy vineyard. All else save this is but imagination, though it be the praises of all people in thy behalf; because all else is of no result and bears no fruit.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 158)


He should at all times trust in God, and turn away from the creatures.
(Bahá’í Scriptures, p. 49)


He that giveth up himself wholly to God, God shall, assuredly, be with him; and he that placeth his complete trust in God, God shall, verily, protect him from whatsoever may harm him, and shield him from the wickedness of every evil plotter.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Proclamation of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 47)


No matter what happens, nothing is as important as our feeling of trust in God, our inner peacefulness and faith that all, in the end, in spite of the severity of the ordeals we may pass through will come out as Bahá’u’lláh has promised.
(Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 237)


None have believed in Him except them who, through the power of the Lord of Names, have shattered the idols of their vain imaginings and corrupt desires and entered the city of certitude. The seal of the choice Wine of His Revelation hath, in this Day and in His Name, the Self-Sufficing, been broken. Its grace is being poured out upon men. Fill thy cup, and drink in, in His Name, the Most Holy, the All-Praised.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 12)


O maid-servant of God! Verily, I have not forgotten thee and will not forget thee. Trust thou in the love of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, for verily, nothing equals it.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 201)


Take heed that thou resign not the reins of the affairs of thy state into the hands of others, and repose not thy confidence in ministers unworthy of thy trust, and be not of them that live in heedlessness. Shun them whose hearts are turned away from thee, and place not thy confidence in them, and entrust them not with thy affairs and the affairs of such as profess thy faith. Beware that thou allow not the wolf to become the shepherd of God’s flock, and surrender not the fate of His loved ones to the mercy of the malicious. Expect not that they who violate the ordinances of God will be trustworthy or sincere in the faith they profess. Avoid them, and preserve strict guard over thyself, lest their devices and mischief hurt thee. Turn away from them, and fix thy gaze upon God, thy Lord, the All-Glorious, the Most Bountiful.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Proclamation of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 47)


That seeker must, at all times, put his trust in God, must renounce the peoples of the earth, must detach himself from the world of dust, and cleave unto Him Who is the Lord of Lords. He must never seek to exalt himself above any one, must wash away from the tablet of his heart every trace of pride and vain-glory, must cling unto patience and resignation, observe silence and refrain from idle talk.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 264-265)


Therefore, my purpose is to warn and strengthen you against accusations, criticisms, revilings and derision in newspaper articles or other publications. Be not disturbed by them. They are the very confirmation of the Cause, the very source of upbuilding to the Movement.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 429)


Therefore, let us ever trust in God and seek confirmation and assistance from Him. Let us have perfect and absolute confidence in the bounty of the Kingdom. Review the events surrounding souls of bygone times in the beginning of their day; and again consider them when, through the aid and assistance of God, they proved to be the mighty ones of God. Remember that Peter was a fisherman, but through the bounty of the Kingdom he became the great apostle. Mary Magdalene was a villager of lowly type, yet that selfsame Mary was transformed and became the means through which the confirmation of God descended upon the disciples. Verily, she served the Kingdom of God with such efficiency that she became well-known and oft mentioned by the tongues of men. Even today she is shining from the horizon of eternal majesty. Consider how infinite is the bounty of God that a woman such as Mary Magdalene should be selected by God to become the channel of confirmation to the disciples and a light of nearness in His Kingdom. Consequently, trust ye in the bounty and grace of God, and rest assured in the bestowals of His eternal outpouring. I hope that each one of you may become a shining light even as these electric lights are now brilliant in their intensity. Nay, may each one of you be a luminary like unto a sparkling star in the heaven of the divine Will. This is my supplication at the throne of God. This is my hope through the favors of Bahá’u’lláh. I offer this prayer in behalf of all of you and beg with a contrite heart that you may be assisted and glorified with an eternal bestowal.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 420)


Trust in God and rely on His great bounty, because His bounty is overflowing like the seas, brilliant like unto the lights, flowing like currents of water and raining like the clouds.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 173-174)


Trust in God in all matters.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 413)


… placing complete trust in God, reliant on His all-sustaining power and confident in His unfailing assistance…
(Ridván 2010, para 20)