Failure to trust another, or a tendency to be suspicious of others’abilities or intentions. Though sometimes justifiable towards other human beings, such an attitude is never acceptable towards God.
Distrust between human beings
Ge 50:15-17 Joseph’s brothers distrusted him because they could not believe he had forgiven them. See also Ge 32:6-8 Jacob distrusted Esau because he thought he was seeking revenge; Jdg 11:19-20 Sihon distrusted Israel because he suspected a trick; Ac 15:37-38 Paul distrusted John Mark, having been let down by him.
Distrust of God
Israel distrusted God Zep 3:2 See also Dt 1:32-33; Dt 9:23-24 Because that generation distrusted God, they failed to enter the promised land; Ps 78:7,22 Israel distrusted God in spite of the miracles he had done for her. Israel distrusted God as a result of her idolatry: 2Ki 17:14-15; Jer 13:25
Distrust by God
Distrust is sometimes justified