Trust is such a simple yet complex feeling. We want to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. We believe that we can have confidence in the words that they say. However, sometimes in our lives, we can be left burned and hurt.
I would love to believe that people are not untrustworthy on purpose. I don’t think anyone likes to intentionally break that bond. Most often, I see it when there is fear of being hurt themselves or perhaps even fear of being found out. Sometimes, it’s just genuine misunderstanding of the circumstance that leaves a feeling of nagging doubt at the person’s words.
Recently, I had to deal with this issue of trust. The words appeared calculated and dishonest. The first thought that came to my mind is something my mom used to say to me when I lied as a child, “Do I have ‘stupid’ tattooed on my forehead!” The visceral reaction was to be angry. I felt injured by the words. I can’t even be 100% sure that what was being said was a lie, but every bone in my body went into full can-I-trust-this-answer mode.
Despite there being people in our lives that can break that trust bond, there’s someone who will never break that bond. That’s our Heavenly Father.
God is the ultimate trustworthy Creator. We see it over and over in scripture. He repeatedly saved the Israelites. He sent judges to help them be victorious. He sent His Son, Jesus, to walk the earth and take on our punishment of death. He sent apostles to teach us about a relationship with Christ and salvation. He’s, even now, preparing a place for us in heaven. We can trust Him.
Psalm 9:10 says, “and those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You.”
No matter what happens with the humans surrounding us, trust of God need not ever waver. He created us and He loves us.
Friends, are you dealing with issues of trust in your life this week? Come to the porch and know you’re not alone. Our Father is forever trustworthy!