Trust. It’s the foundation to the relationships in our lives.
When you think about it, it is most definitely true when it comes to our surface interactions with people. From our babysitter, doctor, mechanic, realtor, banker, dentist, hair stylist, and even our pet groomer. The list is long. Before we seek their services, we want to know that we can trust them.
Have you noticed the topic of trust in the headlines lately? The question is asked daily: which politician, both swarmed in controversies, can we trust more to lead our nation as President? Shareholders, unsure they can trust the choices of corporate leadership, have fading confidence in companies in which they invest. A front page article declaring “The Double Life Of An Army General Will Cost Him His Career” (and so much more). A recent survey is showing only 41% of people have “reasonable trust” in what media reports. An Olympian swimmer misrepresents the truth, and trust is fractured in a way that not only reflects on him, but his team. And his country.
Trust is a big deal.
In our close relationships, trust has been earned. The more conversations you have with someone, the more connected you feel. The more time you spend with someone, the more you get to know them. The more you get to know them, the more you trust them.
The same is true in our relationship with God. Have more conversations with Him, you’ll feel more connected. Spend more time with Him, you’ll get to know Him. The more you get to know Him, the more you’ll trust Him.
“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!” – Psalm 91 MSG
Leslee has been married to her elementary school sweetheart, Jeff, for 21 years. They have two children: Lauren and Garrison and one adorable dog, Potato. Their family loves taking walks, traveling, going to Disney World and just about anything that allows them to spend time together.