The most necessary and fundamental of all human character but the hardest to attain or surrender. Trust is the foundation in which the strength or the weakness of any type of relationship hinges on.
Most of us have our guards down in the infatuation stage of a relationship. The excitement of a new love blinds us to postpone truths about someone because the hard truth upon which faulty humans are made of is cloaked under that pretentious exterior. But sooner or later, we are faced with the realization that person is just that... a human being. However, we seem to act so surprised when the true colors come out and have to deal with whatever decisions we might have gotten ourselves involved with.
Let me let you in on a secret... there is only one person that you can lay your trust onto in this world.... God. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Humans are faulty, everyone including you. We were born to sin against God and against each other. So why on earth would we fully trust another person. Ok, don’t get me wrong. We CAN trust people to a certain level but please don’t be so surprised if any of the people you put your trust into disappoint you in one way or another. That is because we all sin and fall short of the glory of God.
The best way to handle disappointment by another human being is to forgive. Realize that you have disappointed others as well, so be quick to forgive so that others can also forgive you. We don’t deserve forgiveness but yet the last person we should disappoint or sin against is God. So if we can sin against God, what more to a mere human being? Jesus said whatever it takes, forgive seven times or seven hundred and seven times.
But you say, that’s easier said than done. Yes indeed it is, but one can only say such thing because we acknowledge that when we sin against another, we know deep in our hearts that if it was done to us, we could never forgive them.
I love this saying... HOLDING ONTO ANGER IS LIKE DRINKING POISON AND EXPECTING THE OTHER PERSON TO DIE.
Such person does not even lose sleep over you so why not offer it up to God, who can handle it for you, and then forgive that person and move on.
It really is easier to do, if you only put it in perspective.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!