It is difficult to regain trust after it has been broken. Past disappointments may have created a wall of fear that produced further separation from healthy relationships. This wall may appear to be for protection from further disappointments, but in reality it brings isolation. Expecting the worst quenches the faith we have in Christ. If we trust what we fear, we block faith from bringing restoration. It’s in trusting God that we learn to trust others and walk free from our past.
When some of our expectations didn’t come to pass, we made internal decisions about whom or what we could or couldn’t trust. These often sub-conscious decisions must be broken by the power of God. The Webster dictionary defines trust as, “An assured reliance on the character, ability, strength of someone or something; one in which confidence is placed.” It’s only as we grow in the knowledge of who God is that we trust Him. He, Himself, helps us do so as He heals us from our past mind sets.
We cannot exercise our faith to trust in God on our own. The faith we attempt to manufacture is ineffective. His faith moves mountains. We learn to trust God and those whom we are in relationships as we forgive not only them, but ourselves as well. We cannot change the past, but surely we can change the future by placing our confidence in the God who keeps us with His saving hands. We trust Him, then others, from glory to glory!
2 Corinthians 1:9-10 “Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us…”