Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen... so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Heb 11:1-3 NKJV
So, who do YOU trust? How do you know that you can trust someone, or indeed be trusted yourself? Trust is something you can’t measure or weigh, and it is mostly in the head and heart. Exercising trust is something we do all the time, for example, every time you get into your car, you expect it to get you there. In the mornings when the alarm goes off, we trust for the gift of another new day. We make friends and we trust them, and sometimes we have a special friend that we trust implicitly. Words are not needed. We just know.
Trust is fragile too. It can be broken into many fragments, just ask any spouse who was told without warning, that the marriage was over. Ask the child who loses trust in a parent who turns out to be the worst example possible. Ask the special friend why your trust was betrayed. So, my message is clear and simple. Take care of those you trust, but more important that, you must take good care of the trust others, or that special person, place in you. It is important, and cannot be replaced. A broken trust will never be quite the same again.
Faith can be the substance of hope, and all the evidence you need may not be seen with your eyes. I said at the beginning that trust is in your head and heart. let me be more clear. I would say 10% head and 90% heart, so take care when you allow someone to trust you, because you are allowing that person to see and feel 90% of your heart. And don’t be put off by the failures we all know happen. Allow yourself to trust and believe in others, and in so doing others will see the heart of God in us, 100% guaranteed!