Is there anyone who does not struggle with trust in some area of his life?
According to Webster's Dictionary, trust is "a firm belief in the honesty, reliability of another; something entrusted to someone". Trust is inevitable. If you don't trust in the Lord then you trust in someone or something else.
The trouble is that we want so much for people to be trustworthy that we forget the fact that it is also inevitable that a human being will fail us or betray our trust. We attach ourselves to people (husbands, wives, children, parents) or things (shopping, television, alcohol, sex, addictions) that we know are going to fail us.
That doesn't mean we shouldn't trust people. But we need to be careful when we put ALL of our trust, ALL of our confidence in a person or thing.
Beth Moore wrote, "the higher the expectation we have for (a person), the further they're going to fall…People can help us, but they can't heal us."
So if people are going to let us down, why bother?
At my lowest points with people, through faith, I know I can trust God. I have had things happen in my life that have made me feel like I couldn't trust people. I can't keep struggles & affliction away, I can't control whether other people will or will not hurt me.
All I can do is trust in a God who is unchanging, faithful, and absolutely trustworthy.
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him." JEREMIAH 17:7-8
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." PROVERBS 3:5