Who do you know who struggles to trust anything or anyone? We all struggle with trust, because trust is not natural. But who do you know, even if it is you, who struggles with trusting anyone or anything?
We struggle with trusting anyone or anything because our culture misperceives trust. Our culture…our heart…our bones tell us that trusting is weakness. We are convinced that trusting someone is only something weak people do. Our heart has learned to tell ourselves that.
But we also know our heart…something within us wants to trust, right? Something within us would like to trust someone…something. We want to, but we know how risky it would be to trust anything. We know how risky it would be to trust someone.
We know this because we have been hurt before, right? People have let us down in the past. People have hurt us in the past. So we know that trust is risky. Too many people who are supposed to love us have hurt us. So even though something deep within us would absolutely love to trust, we don’t because we know how risky it is.
There is another voice within us. It is faint…..it is distant for most of us. There is a voice which says…
I am here…..
….I am with you….
I love you……
I am with you…..
……and I will be with you…….
……….when all things come and go…….
We all hear this voice if we really listen. There is something within all of us; the broken and hurt, that speaks this love to us.
But we spend so much of our lives, no matter how long you may or may NOT have been a Christian, hoping.
It does not matter whether you are a Christian or not; we ALL want that voice to be true. We ALL want that voice to be real.