'Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rockí ~Isaiah 26:4
Trust is not something that comes easy. As we journey through life we have been let down, knocked, hurt and rejected at times. Our trust in others has been eroded. An old saying encourages us to trust God and love people. This piece of wisdom recognises that we have the capacity to break trust and let others down but equally recognises that love goes a long way to bridge the gap. We are also encouraged to put our trust in God. Scripture repeatedly encourages us to do so. Perhaps we feel God has let us down in our own life story and feel that this is a step too far. But scripture reminds us that God is always on our side, loves us, accepts us as we are, journeys with us and never intentionally or deliberately sets out to hurt or punish anyone. We are also reminded that God has an eternal plan for our happiness. We will never fully understand Godís plans but it does seem that putting trust in God far outweighs any misgivings or doubts we may have.