2019-04-27 22:07:04

Trust, an amazing virtue

Scripture is clear when it says trust God with all your heart. When you start trusting man that leads to danger because man can not save you only Jesus can. When you put your trust in humans you will be let down because humans are not perfect. Even good friends can let you down sometimes and in the same way we can disappoint others as well. This does not necessary mean that you can not trust your loved one, and strive to become trustworthy. Let us be trustworthy,but not blind.

Psalm 146:3 Do not put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.

Let us face it we all fall short of being 100% trustworthy.

It is a good thing Scripture never says to fully trust in man or we would be in a world of trouble. The Bible says to love others as yourself, put others before yourself, serve one another, but put your full trust in God.

God never lies, He never slanders, He never makes fun of us, He understands all our pain, He promises to always be there, and faithfulness and loyalty is a part of His character.

Some of the well-known quotes on trust:

-Trust is like a paper, once it is crumpled it can not be perfect again.

-Be careful who you trust the devil was once an angel.

-“Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.” – Lawrence Welk

Isaiah 2:22 Do not put your trust in mere humans. They are as frail as breath. What good are they?

Even though others will fail us at times, and we ourselves are not always trustworthy, we can and should still trust people to varying degrees. Without trust, true relationship is impossible. It is precisely because we know that God will never fail us that we can trust others. Our ultimate security is in Him, so we are free to trust others and experience the joy it brings. Trusting others is almost inseparable from loving others. True intimacy can only be achieved through honesty and trust. It requires trust to bear burdens of one another and "spur one another on toward love and good deeds". It takes trust to confess our sins to one another  and share about our needs . Trust is necessary in any number of human relationships, and especially for the healthy functioning of the family of Christ.

Christians should strive to be trustworthy. 

The Bible gives advice about trusting others after we have been hurt. Trusting God is the first, most important step. When we know that, no matter what men do to us, God will always be there, faithful and true and trustworthy, it is easier to handle betrayal or disappointments. 

Jeremiah 17:5-6 This is what the Lord says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land.

Finally, it bears repeating that, as we learn to trust others, we should continually strive to be trustworthy ourselves. This is good and godly. We should be a safe place for others and keep confidences . We should be known for our honesty  and a willingness to suffer with a friend . Everyone goes through hard times, and we need our friendships even more when the sun is not shining. At times, we all let others down. But we should always strive to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love”

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Jesus Christ will never let you down. No matter how many times you get disappointed by humans , as long as you trust in the Lord...you will merely get caught in the sadness of being hurt by human beings.

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