“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
-Psalm 9:10 (NIV)
Trust is a hard concept. The word trust is thrown around quite often, but most of the world has a hard time dealing with the reality of it. Advertisements on television tell us to trust them that their product is the best on the market. Our best friend tells us to trust them, we’ll love this guy or girl with whom we’re going on a blind date. Our significant other tells us to trust them when he or she says “I love you”.
Yet we get disappointed. The product doesn’t work right. The date is a disaster. The boyfriend cheats on you and skips town. It can be enough to make you never want to trust anyone or anything.
But living like that is hard. It hardens your heart and makes you bitter.
The only person you need to fully trust is God. Trust that God knows what he’s doing. He has a plan for you (Jer. 29:11) and everything that has happened to you will make sense down the road. All you have to do is trust that God will get you there. Because he will.
So instead of looking back and seeing the disappointing things that happened and the people who broke your trust, look back and see all the ways God is shaping you for a better future.