Trust: A Fragile Thread

Trust is a fragile thing at best as fragile as a thread.  As my boys were growing up, I often told them they not only needed to be careful who they trusted, but they also needed to prove themselves trustworthy. Trust is one of those rare things that has to be earned, and it continues to be built upon over time.

Through age and experience we learn that not everyone we come in contact with on a daily basis is trustworthy. Many times, I have put my trust in someone only to have it broken, and my feelings tossed aside for their own agenda. On the flip side, I can say I have a wealth of people in my life who I can trust because they have proved to be trustworthy over and over again. So, in reflection, it really is all about where you put your trust. 

I am so thankful I have a Heavenly Father that I can fully and completely trust. I can trust him for my daily provision, protection, peace of mind, and a poultice for my grieving heart.

Psalm 62:8, KJV, “Trust in him at all times, ye people, pour our your heart before him. God is a refuge for us.”

In times of trials and trying circumstances, it is important to know who you can trust. God has proved himself faithful and trustworthy over and over again in my life. As I child, I put my trust in him for my salvation. This was the first thread of trust. Over the years, through each trial or need I have faced, thread upon thread has been added to the trust cord between God and me. I know without a doubt that I can trust him at all times as Psalm 62:8 reveals. Because God strengthened the cord of trust between us, it is stronger than ever and I know it will stand the test of time.

Sometimes we need to talk with someone and do not know if we can put our trust in them to keep it confidential. So often we bury our feelings deep to avoid putting it out there, and risk trust being broken by another. The second half of the verse 8 gives us confidence to know  there is a place where we can pour out our feelings and have them kept safe. We can go to God and tell him everything. Going to God is a proactive plan because he is active in our lives and continues to prove himself to be a refuge (safe place) for us.

Perhaps you are in a place where you feel you can trust no one. You need to know you can trust God. Reach out to him with that first thread of trust, and let him build between you and him a strong cord that will not break. When it comes right down to it, It really is all about who you put your trust in…

Blessings to you!


2 thoughts on “Trust: A Fragile Thread

  1. Wow! You hit the nail on the head again. So true, so true. Thank you for expressing your thoughts so eloquently.

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