“Trust in the LORD with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
D.L. Moody once said, “Trust in yourself, and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in your friends, and they will die and leave you; trust in reputation, and some slanderous tongue may blast it; but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity.”
Trust is the cornerstone of any solid relationship… in fact, relationships without trust are not truly relationships. We have to be able to count on others…lean on others… and draw strength from others when we need to. The one we trust has to have OUR best interest in mind… to love us unconditionally.
But today I want to add one more very important fact to this issue of trust.
If we don’t trust God fully… we will struggle trusting others.
If we don’t think God is coming through for us… we won’t believe that others can (or will) either.
If we don’t believe God has our back… we will begin to believe it’s simply a matter of time before others don’t either.
Trust in others starts with a solid foundation of faith in God. Elton Trueblood once said, “Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservations.” Do you fully trust God today? What is holding you back from believing God when He says that He will always be with us? That He will provide enough? That He loves and cares for us?
I talk with many couples who have lost trust in each other over the course of several years. Time and time again, the root cause is both parts of the marriage losing their faith in God’s ability to heal a heart or change a mind. When we fully place ourselves into God’s hands… truly believing that He is all we will ever need… we begin to gain a clearer understanding of what trust really is. As our faith in God grows… our ability to trust others strengthens.
If you are struggling to trust other people today… don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Take some time and pray that God would strengthen your faith in Him first… and the rest will take care of itself.