Inside: Even if we’ve been disappointed in life by people breaking our trust, we can begin trusting God in everything! God is faithful and won’t let us down!
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If you behave, you’ll get some candy. We’ve all probably used some form of blackmail especially if you’re a parent. Most of the time it can be harmless, but what about when it crosses the line.
If you don’t start behaving the way we want you to, we’re going to give you up for adoption. Sadly with these words, all trust was broken.
Trust is the glue that
I’ve struggled to really trust people in my life. Seems like I’ve been trying to live up to everyone’s expectations because if I didn’t, they might walk away.
How’s Trust Working Out for You
The definition of trust: is the firm belief in the reliability of someone (Merriam-Webster).
Firm can be defined as solidly fixed. I think of “Glorilla Glue” nothing is breaking apart what has put together.
Sadly, most of us can agree that this type of trust is not of Earth because living in a fallen world equals a lack of trustworthy humans. This makes any relationship daunting and even a little scary.
And if you’ve experienced painful disappointment, you will attest to this; trusting in God can be hard.
We know we should do it, but it’s tough to put that much confidence in someone else. Perhaps you ask yourself how you can surrender it all to God when everything else in your life seems unstable and unreliable.
Because the fact is: when all you’ve been around is other broken humans, grasping that the Lord is “always faithful” is difficult.
Here’s the thing: we said trust is a glue to hold our relationships together. So if we don’t have some confidence in others, we won’t have satisfying relationships and we won’t be able to step out into greater things.
Who to Trust?
The same is true of God. We can’t grow in faith without beginning to trust in the Lord. We will never achieve what His desires are for us when we’re afraid to be “all in” with Him and trust God completely.
We will remain in our comfort zone without growing in a relationship with God, fulfilling our purpose, or even having rewarding earthly relationships.
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