Trust is a very unique commodity. It starts out small, grows slowly, and strengthens over time. It can become as strong and unyielding as a bar of steel: yet, it can be shattered in the blink of an eye, never to be regained. The pain, disappointment, and disillusionment of a broken trust takes a long time to heal, if ever! Bitterness, cynicism, and fear are some of its results. However, without trusting to some degree, life becomes stagnate and fails to move forward.
Since we deal with other humans, we can expect that somewhere a long the way our trust will be broken. How we react to these derailments of our life’s journey has a profound influence on where we end up, and how we get there.
If we rely solely on ourselves, and others, we end in disaster and loss.
If we fully place our trust in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ our journey, though it may be challenging, will end in triumph and gain. I am not talking about the “In God We Trust” mentality of today’s society. I mean a deep, abiding, absolute trust in Him as God, Savior, Provider, Leader, Counselor, Teacher, and Planner. He will never break our trust in Him. This will not protect us from the disappointments of dealing with others; but we can be assured that these disappointments are permitted to help us grow.
Isa 40:31 sums it up nicely.
“But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak.”
Any inspiration that you may find in my musings concerning "Trust" can only be credited to the Holy Spirit. Any failings, which you may find, are due solely to the poor quality tool (namely me) that the Spirit had to work with
page updated 04/02/2011.