Trust and being trusted

Trust is something I struggle with. I’m not quite sure why because my family was always trustworthy growing up. It wasn’t until I hit college that I had some friendships that I think challenged me to not always trust someone right off the bat.

I think there are many others among us that struggle with trust. This could be in the form of wanting to control things (we don’t trust others to do it, or to do a good job), or even in the form of not trusting someone with our emotions.

People search for this their entire lives often…sometimes even trying to fulfill that desire through relationships like a best friend or a spouse. God calls us to be part of His Mission by helping others to see that He is the only one we can trust.

 “But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims,

A sight to take your breath away!
Grand processions of people
    telling all the good things of God!

But not everybody is ready for this, ready to see and hear and act. Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: “Does anyone care, God? Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?” The point is: Before you trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ’s Word is preached, there’s nothing to listen to.” (Romans 10:14-17, The Message)

Today, I would encourage you to read through this verse again, and reflect on what strikes you the most. Think about your friends and family that you’d love see trust fully in Christ. Where could God be asking you to be bold today?


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