For some people the idea of placing trust in anyone is terrifying. They can’t fathom relying on anyone or placing confidence in them either. For those of us who have held disappointments in our past, we often feel uneasy at the thought of trusting others for fear of being let down or hurt. I have heard people refer to trust as a gamble they can’t afford to take. The pain associated with being let down again often stops people completely from trusting again.
All throughout the Bible, we are instructed to trust the Lord, trust His might, trust His Word instead of leaning on our own understanding. This means we are to place every confidence in the Lord. Many of us are guilty of leaning on our own understanding. For some people with trust issues, they struggle to place their trust in God completely. How are they ever going to trust God, someone they can’t see with their eyes if they never take the chance of trusting those around them that their eyes can see? Trust is what stands between them and God from having a close relationship or anyone else for that matter here on earth.
If you struggle with trust issues, you may be allowing what happened in your past to prevent you from a beautiful present. In other words, your past experiences are robbing you of present experiences.
John 10: 10 ” The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” This scripture is key to knowing what has stopped you from moving forward and why you struggle to trust God in everything. The thief (devil) has stolen your trust by using trusted individuals you know, in an attempt to make it harder for you to trust God. He has tried killing your joy by robbing you of a life God intended for you to live in abundance. The life of security, love and stable relationships. The Devil has also tried to destroy any chances of you trusting people around you because if you don’t, this would leave you isolated, alone and suffocating in fears, which allows the devil easy access to torment you in your thought process. You may claim to be a person of faith, but if you lack trust then you can’t hold the faith. How is it possible to hold faith without trust? Faith is believing without seeing.
The enemy (devil) has a strategy he uses against you in hopes for you to be all alone, miserable and with doubt in abundance. God, on the other hand, wants bigger and better for you and wants you to live the abundant life. He wants to bless you and deliver you from the lies the enemy would have you believe. You have the choice to make for yourself. You can either choose to trust or choose to be deceived by lies. This is a choice no one can make for you. You answer to God for yourself.
This is your life, given to you to enjoy. The enemy hates you and me and we are a pure amusement to him when we struggle. The devil will continue to attack in the areas that we continue to not be a challenge to him in. The attacks are just battles. We can win them through Christ or we can be defeated by our fears. I choose to place my confidence in Christ as I was not given the spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7