I've been thinking about trust a lot lately. The definition of trust is: "reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence."
One thing I've noticed is how we trust perfect strangers, but struggle with family, friends, and God.
Why is that? We will allow a stranger to tell us it's ok to turn when we can't see the cars coming. We allow strangers to give us directions if we are lost in an unfamiliar town. We trust people are being honest when they are telling us about a product we want to buy.
But we struggle to trust the people who love us the most. I wonder if it's the intimacy of the relationship that causes us to fear. We can't let someone know the real us, then they wouldn't like/ love us anymore. How backwards are we??
The One being we can trust with everything is God. He already knows everything about us and He loves us anyway. There are many Scriptures that talk about trusting Him. One that I like a lot is: Romans 15:13 it says, "13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." I don't know about you, but I would rather trust Him so I can have an overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit! (Can I get an amen?)
We have probably ALL been hurt by someone we cared about, that we trusted. It happens. We are human beings who make mistakes. But don't let that one person have power over you anymore. Don't let that one person cause you to not trust again.
Live your life as a real, authentic, honest person. Yes, you will get hurt. So have I. But it's better to live like that, than not have anyone in your life know the real you because you are afraid to trust someone.