What other one word in the english dictionary can stir such a mixture of emotions?
Whether the question is, "Can I trust you?", "Should I trust you?", or "Do you trust me?" the fact remains is that, trust is one of the most precious things we could ever have.
Dictionary.com defines trust as the - reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of aperson or thing; confidence.
I remember as a kid watching my Father make an agreement with someone and confirming it with a hand-shake. At one time a hand-shake meant something. It meant trust. It is obvious that the days of the "hand-shake" are over. Is that to say that trust is obsolete...I surely hope not! And honestly deep down I know not. But it is to say that entering an agreement without a secure sense trust has certainly become the norm. Notice I say the word secure. Back in the day when people would shake hands in agreement, it was something you could count on, without a shadow of a doubt you knew that person would deliver what was said promised. But nowadays we cross our fingers, toes, and eyes in hopes that thus said agreement will work out. We waste so much energy on this subject. What are we thinking?
If you are going to trust, then trust God!
I assure you that you can rely on HIS integrity, strength, ability, and surety with full confidence that HE will deliver. Where people fail, God doesn't!
Psalm 31:1 "In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness."