Love Always Trusts

by Laura Courtney
Trust is not something that comes as easily these days it seems. We are hounded all day long by news media, social media and all kinds of advertisements telling us what is true, what is real, what we should do, look like, act like, etc, etc, etc. It’s exhausting and often disappointing. Even when we try to trust in friends or family or those we feel are reliable, trust is often hard.

What it comes down to is the fact that we are not perfect. We are human and far from perfection. Ever since the Garden we’ve been unable to be without fault and subsequently without sin and evil. Though many of us try our best to live good lives and to not do ill to others, as fallen humans in a fallen world we still have selfish tendencies no matter how hard we try to fight it. And we will still make mistakes, fail, let others down and not live up to the expectations of those around us.

No matter our good intentions and character we will disappoint others because we are not perfect. But there’s good news… we’re not meant to be! Our lives do not have to be perfect to reflect the perfection of our Creator. We are to point others to the One who can be trusted with all.

Christ is our only constant; the only thing that will never change. He cannot be persuaded or swayed into doing something that is not good. He cannot fail or make mistakes. He cannot let you down or disappoint you (though He can make you understand the difference between what you want and what you need).

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

God is the only thing in this world that is trustworthy, true, and faithful. His Word is the only thing that we can look to for truth and guidance. So I encourage you today, if you feel like you don’t know what truth is or who to trust, simple open your Bible and start reading. And the beautiful thing is that no matter the version, interpretation, language or time period you live in this one simple (yet divine) Book will be true and trustworthy through and through.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

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