Trust is defined as “a firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; the condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one.”
Lately I have heard so many people say that they find it difficult to trust people. I even found myself saying that to a friend lately. I decided to explore this idea a little further. It didn’t take long for me to realize that there’s no wonder why it’s hard for us to put our trust in people. People are human. We should obviously trust people to a degree- that is normal for all relationships. But I think too often we are looking for people to fill a place that only God can.
One reason people find themselves absolutely devastated in the midst of heartbreak, betrayal, and drama is that expectations and faith have been misplaced. Yes, leaders, preachers, parents, and friends may let us down, and it will hurt, but that should never shatter our world or make us question our beliefs. Christ must be our constant. He must have our full trust.
Without trust in Christ, we will be lost as to His will for our lives.
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” ~Proverbs 3:5-6
I love how trusting in the Lord automatically leads us to finding His will for our lives. When we surrender every moment, every thought, and every action to the Lord, when we offer ourselves as a sacrifice to Him, He will direct our paths. He will show us His will. If you’ve been scared to trust fall into the Lord’s hands, don’t wait! He will prove Himself trustworthy before you know it.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” ~ Romans 12:2