Trust defined as “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or the truth of someone or something.” (www.m-w.com)
Have you ever been hurt by someone? Then you tightened up like a clam for self-protection? Me too.
Trust is my word for this year. I don’t just want to trust anyone or anything. But I believe this word is a direct reflection of what God wants to do in my life.
Trust. Such a simple word. As a kid we know it in reference to our caregivers. Whether that was a source of trust or distrust.
If childhood relationships is an area that was particular wounding for you, you might struggle trusting God.
When our closest relationships wound us it begins to reflect how we see God. We see him through the same lenses of distrust.
However, I believe God can heal that distrust. It’s not a three step plan and your ability to trust God changes this afternoon. No this is a deep sitting with God and letting him change you from the inside out.
He has used trustworthy people in my life to grow this in me. Friends and counselors who were for my good and listened without judgement.
And for some it will be releasing this distrust from childhood that will open the flood gates of God in you, the hope of glory, the reason you can trust God and who He says He is.
May we sit with the uncomfortable, be comforted by our Savior and grow in our trust with Him.