As believers we all talk a good trust talk but, it's one thing to intellectually know we are supposed to trust God in hard times...but what does that look like?
Don't know who wrote this but it resonated with me. Trust is the cornerstone of every relationship, communication, and all work happening in the world. You cannot make things work out efficiently for a long time if you don't trust in people and the processes. (Can I get an amen?)
I have realized lately that my trust has gotten sweeter, and I think it's because since 35 I have practiced trusting God on a daily basis. Many times, I trusted in tears, shaking with fear, slipping and sliding through the trials that breaks my heart. Only to come back to the one who is worthy to trust.
Trusting is an action word of the soul. It's a verb not a noun that requires for us to put it into action before we feel that trust. And that is why it has grown sweeter the longer I live. There is such a calmness that comes over one when we are walking in trust. Our world may be in turmoil, loss may be our burden, answers may evade our heart, but we can still put into action our trust because of who is the foundation of our trust.
As much as humans can love there might come a time that love is not enough because trust has been broken. It's hard to stay in a relationship when trust is broken. We all want those we trust to stand strong even though we often don't.
I have to put trust and expectations together because that is how trust gets broken. Almost all my expectation for others and myself shatter in light of what the Bible teaches about we humans and our frailty. I am glad God put verses in the Bible about taking heed to not judge others for their sins as if ours are not as bad. Thankful He made room for I John 1:9.
So, how did trust become so sweet in light of being hurt deeply and disappointed through my 76 years. I can boldly tell you it's because I have and still letting go of expectations for others and myself and putting fully my trust in God I fully belong to someone who loves me unconditionally and with that knowledge I can forgive when I need to and as many times as I need to. I can place all hurts and disappointment in His lap. Every time someone fails me, or I fail myself or another I take that misplaced trust and put it on Jesus. So my trust in Him has grown through the years and that is where the sweetness comes from. He is able to take my trust in Him and give me peace in this world.
The more I trust Him, the more I love HimNothing good for me He'll denyI couldn't stop now if I triedIt gets sweeter as the days go byHis love is richer, deeper, fuller, sweeterSweeter, sweeter, sweeter as the days go byHe place His love down deep in my heartAnd never more from Him to departIt gets sweeter as the days go byHis love is richer, deeper, fuller, sweeterSweeter, sweeter, sweeter as the days go by