The dictionary defines trust as a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. In other words, you believe that individual whom you are in relationship with to be a good, loyal and honest person. How many times have we put our trust in something or someone and then ended up being disappointed and hurt. In any relationship whether it's marriage or a close friend, we put our trust in that individual because we believe that they are true to us. We believe that they love us just as much as we love them only to discover that we have been lied to. After committing ourselves to the relationship and giving ourselves to them completely, we get betrayed and treated poorly. We then begin to feel rejected and let down. The disappointment, the deception and the pain is
too much for us to bear. However hold on. Don't throw in the towel, your life is not over. There is a God who is there in all this. If you're presently experiencing this situation, I know you find it hard to believe, but it's true. In God you can truly trust, He is the epitome of the word. There is no failure in Him and He will not let you down. God sees everything that occurs in our lives. He sees you and He knows exactly what you're going through. He is the one person that really understand and knows the pain you are experiencing. God wants us to trust Him. He wants us to totally rely on Him. We tend to have short memories whenever we go through crises on our faith journey. We forget how God had delivered us the last time we were in trouble. We tend to forget how He showed up and rescued us when we were overwhelmed and felt like we couldn't make it another day. It's easy to forget God's past faithfulness when there is adversity present in our lives. When we are broken, hurt and disappointed and feel like we're about to be derailed off the track of life. Jesus told His disciples to expect challenges, not to be surprised when trials appear. It's all part of our growing process. Don't give in to your feelings instead stop and reflect on what God has done in the past. How He brought you through to where you are right now. Hold tight to your faith that you had yesterday. The faith that when you thought you were at the point of death and you cried out to God and He heard you. God loves you more than you could ever imagine. When we put our trust in God, He gives us perfect peace and endless grace to overcome the adversity. With all this being said, when you feel let down, when you're betrayed and disappointed by the person you love and you thought would love you back, take a glimpse back at the past and remember the One who will always love you no matter what. Trust Him today.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but it's leaf will be green and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.
Father God in the name of Jesus we thank you for your goodness, your faithfulness, your endless grace and love towards us. I completely surrender to you now and put all my trust and confidence in you knowing that you will never let me down. You are a God that never fails. I know that when I put my trust in you, I will be blessed. I will be like a tree planted by the waters. I will not have to fear or be anxious but only continue to put my trust in you. I thank you Lord for giving me the strength and bringing me through, in Jesus name, Amen!