I read a meme recently that said: “Whether it’s friendship or relationship all bonds are built on trust. Without it you have nothing.”
But in a day when no one seems trust-worthy—how do we do it?
Lincoln Chaffe said, “Trust is built with consistency.”
I believe it is also developed through discerning. Discerning who can be trusted, when, and why.
We trust individuals, corporations, friends, physicians all at different levels and for different reasons.
But we need first to learn to trust ourselves—our intuition, gut, intellect, resources. We need to learn to trust the process.
We need to learn to trust that the truth will rise to the surface, and that is often the process…and it often takes time to rise.
And we need to learn we can trust God. Several times in both the Old and New Testaments there is invitation to test and trust God. Work through his promises and see if he doesn’t come through.
Trust is like a muscle. You have the potential…you just need to exercise it.