•Trust /trəst/ [truhst]
• something committed or entrusted to one’s care for use or safekeeping, as an office, duty, or the like; responsibility; charge.
• a person on whom or thing on which one relies
It’s quite difficult, to define something that you can neither see, taste, touch, smell, or hear. I only pulled from a multitude of options the aforementioned definitions, because for this post, they are most applicable. Trust is a commitment, that someone won’t hurt us or that what we confide in them would remain private. Trust between two people must be learned over time, you don’t just meet a person one day and begin trusting them from the beginning. Humans fulfill our carnal wants (or expectations), while GOD doesn’t.
Our parents, past (and present) experiences, or even relationships are just a few of the many things that create trust issues in our life. If you never grew up with a father, you could harbor resentments towards men that come into your life, thinking, “Well, if my own FATHER wasn’t in my life, there’s no reason to lead me to believe that you will stay.” That is entirely the wrong thought, for entirely the wrong reason. Let’s refer to this as the Translational Theory of Life. A person not wanting to or not being able to stay in your life, shouldn’t and doesn’t translate to others that may come after. Yes, some people may not stay in your life, so let them go. A wise woman, also known as my mother, Vida, told me, “Don’t try to keep something that half wants to go” and, “No matter how much you love someone, if they want to go, let them.” Seems easy right? Wrong. It’s perhaps one of the hardest things. THIS, RIGHT HERE, takes a lot of trust whether you choose to see it or not. I’m trusting that you’re making the right decision, I’m neither trying to change your mind nor your perspective, but if that’s what you want. YOU GOT IT. I may not trust YOUR DECISION, but I am trusting that the man upstairs will make ALL THINGS work together for HIS good.
Personally, trust can stress out of our minds. Wondering, if that person who you thought was your friend would go and reveal your deepest, darkest secret. Wondering, if that person would once were in love with could ever trust you again. Wondering, even if you made the right decision to trust that person in the 1st place!
All of the physical and personal bouts of stress/trust manifest themselves in our spiritual self.
We go to GOD on bended knee, crying our eyes out. Wondering why HE made us go through that experience, snot running down your face, can’t hardly breathe, because you’re sobbing heavily, crying out asking. “why?!”
Matthew 14: 22-32
•Pay attention to verses 27-32.
“…And HE said, ‘come” …and Peter was come down..he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind..he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried, saying LORD, save me. And immediately, Jesus, stretched forth his hand and caught him, and said unto HIM, “Oh ye of little faith, why did you doubt me?”
We must learn, as Christians, to trust everything that GOD does. If HE brings us to a storm, we must learn to praise HIM. If HE opens the floodgates of heavens and blessings pour our onto us, we must learn to praise HIM. HE makes no mistakes. Sometimes, HE’s not telling us to stop dancing, only to just change partners. If HE doesn’t want you to be with someone, HE will (and I can testify to this) take them cleanly out of your life. HE can open doors and HE can close doors. He’s a jealous GOD, HE wants you to put no man before HIM, to love no man more than HIM, for what can THAT man do, that HE cannot?
We must learn to be led by the Spirit EVEN IF (capitalized, so you know its’ importance) if leads you down the hardest path. Cliché as it may be, HE will never lead us where HIS twins Grace & Mercy will leave us. So if HE brought us to a situation, it is ONLY because HE knows that outcome, HE knows that you’ll not only get through it, but get through it and be BETTER than how you went into it. HE will never bless you with a headache. If you put IN work, HE will bless you. If you praise HIM in spite of the hardships, HE will bless you. 1 Corinthians 10:
“But by the grace of GOD I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly tan they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
And as to conclude…Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD will all thine heart; and leave not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”
Above all be blessed,