We are living in times of increased stress and economic uncertainty. Betrayals and failed relationships cause a loss of trust. “Trust” is defined as confidence or calm reliance in
the ability, strength, or dependability of someone or something.
Children are naturally trusting, and those who believe that
people can change and improve are more forgiving and able to trust others. The healthiest social relationships are marked by trust, cooperation, and fairness.
Trust is Good Medicine
Trusting relationships with health care providers improve medical outcomes. Attitudes of trust, compassion, and hope are linked to improved immune health, speedier recovery, and fewer accidents. Team attitudes of trust at work are linked with less sickness and absenteeism but better service. Chronic mistrust is linked to reduced immune function and greater risk for disease and premature death.
Belief and Trust
Trust is hardwired in young children and is vital to individual health and social stability. The ability to trust comes from God. His character shows us how to forgive and re-establish trust. “The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth…"
God embodies every trait we can trust, including justice—and because He is
God, we can trust Him completely.
Love and Trust
Love flows from God to us, which enables us to love Him, ourselves, and others. Do you need His healing love in your heart?
God’s love will prompt you to:
- Make healthy choices
- Surround yourself with a health-promoting environment
- Have a positive outlook
- Be available to others
- Trust Him fully with your life
- Be active in mind and body
Sacrifice and Trust
“ You can trust the Man who died for you.” Charles Cowman
Invited to Trust
God will see you through all life’s challenges:
“Trust in Him at all times, you people. Pour out your heart before Him…
“God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8
Faith is looking at every situation through God’s eyes. He will provide all your needs “according to His riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
It’s Time to Trust
Although we cannot know the future, we can know that God wants what is best and invites us to trust Him.
God Invites You To:
- Trust Him with your daily life and present situation.
2. Allow Him to calm and lead you.
3. Spend time in His Word to learn to trust Him more.