Trust is a verb. Well it can also be a noun, but for my purposes here, it is a verb. It is something that requires action. Trust is defined as a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. We place trust in someone or something every day. We trust in gravity. We don’t ever worry we will float away. We trust the sun will rise and set without notice. But those aren’t relationships. Trusting in the reliability of an inmate object is safe. Worst case scenario you buy a new one if the old one breaks. Not a lot of potential to be hurt.
But when it comes to someone, well things can get messy. Because someone can become someone I used to know. We as human beings have the ability to hold onto memories, that aren’t always accurate. And the ability to hold onto hurts, which aren’t always true. And this is where we can get ourselves into trouble because we don’t often have a reliable someone to trust in. However, that’s not the way it has to be, I myself am a Christian, which is probably obvious from my website, and I get the privilege to trust in a loving and caring God. For some though that can pose a problem, because humans aren’t always reliable and not everyone has a great earthly dad. And if you don’t have a great dad, well it can be hard to trust that there is such a thing as a loving, merciful and good father in heaven.
My point is that without trust, we are left in a very unsafe, and scary place because we are never certain if someone will disappoint us, although, spoiler alert, I can solve the mystery for you: they will disappoint you. They are not Jesus, the only One who will never disappoint. However, unless you can come to know and trust that there is really a loving, caring, tender hearted and kind father, then trust remains a constant tight rope walk without a net.