Perhaps you’ve been betrayed by those you trusted or called ‘friend’ or ‘family’.
Maybe you entrusted someone with personal information only a few would know, thinking that they would always keep it private…and they turned around and spoke ill of you while spilling your secrets to the world.
They say that trust is earned, and that having true allies is often harder to maintain.
Friends, do you struggle with trust issues?
Do you have close confidants who not only listen to you, but tell it like it is?
Many times we take this imperfect blueprint of friendship, with all of its flaws, lies, broken trusts, and betrayals and we transpose it onto what we think we know about God. We think that either God doesn’t listen to us, or perhaps He just doesn’t care that much for us. We make assumptions that aren’t based upon God at all, but rather on the experiences of our world and those in it. The truth is that God isn’t from this world, He is out of it, and as a matter of fact, He created this world. Going even further, God ACTUALLY walked with Adam and Eve at the beginning of all things just to fellowship with them. He truly cared about them.
Along the way, as you might already know the story, Adam and Eve disobeyed God…and broke His heart. They were kicked out the garden, and you’d think that He would start to have trust issues with His creation, but instead He made covenant after covenant with the Adam and Eve’s ancestors. He never stopped trusting and loving them. As a matter of fact, His trust and love for us went so far as to send His One and Only Son – Jesus into the world to make things right for us…to set the story straight. He never gave up on us…so much so that Jesus died in our place on the cross.
I don’t know what you’re going through right now, but I do know that God wants to tear down the imperfect blueprint that you might have about Him. He won’t let go of you, and He has never stopped loving you. The very, very big God of the Universe, comes down to your level and says “Here I am…and I’m not going anywhere because I love you!” Perhaps you are very burdened today by the weight of so many hurts and problems. Maybe it’s time to trust again…no, I don’t mean trusting others just yet, I mean start by trusting God to be there for you. From this place of trust, healing can begin and He will restore your life and heal your broken heart. (Psalm 147:3)
Lord, I don’t know how to trust anymore.
I have been hurt by so many things in life and I feel helpless in this mess.
Thank you for loving me, even when I don’t love myself. Help me to trust You. I give you my hurts and my burdens…Lord, just be there for me…I want to trust again. In Your name -Amen.
Something more for you to ponder today.
God Bless you!