Have you ever been driving down the road and all of a sudden noticed a wild driver coming up really fast behind you? If you’re like most people, your attention is suddenly divided between looking forward….to where you’re headed….and looking in your rear view mirror…at the erratic driver behind you. :/
Similarly, when trust is missing in a relationship we tend to spend an inordinate amount of time and energy looking over our shoulder to see if the person in question is going to cause a wreck…in our lives!
Having the trust of someone means a bond has been built that allows you to rest assured, knowing you can count on the person’s word, motives and ideas….even when things appear differently. The most important trust relationship we can have is with God. If we put our daily trust in Him and if we live out of the confidence of His promises, we can more freely offer trust to others….because we know we are covered in the end…by Him.
Without a trust in God, we are more or less left to our own human resources…and, given that reality, we’ll often hold back trust and be tentative with people for fear we may lose something valuable.
So, today, I encourage you to ask God for a more trusting relationship with Him, especially when things seem bleak. Then, pray for ways to build trust in the relationships He has given you. God will honor your trust in Him and He will make a way for you as you build trusting relationships with others.
Psalm 9:10: 10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 20:7: 7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Psalm 37:5-6 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Psalm 28:7: 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
Luke 16:10-12: 10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?