Matthew 11:28-30 New Living Translation (NLT)
28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Trust: (n) firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. (v) believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of.
Trust is not a two way street. Essentially trust is the sole decision we make to have confidence in the working of a thing/person. We trust people to keep their promises, we trust things to work in our favor, We trust in what we believe in. What happens when we "trust" so much that we forfeit the peace in letting things go, or when we trust what we're holding so much that we allow it to gyp us of our joy. What happens when the trust we hide in our heart becomes a burden. When trust moves beyond a decision and becomes a guard, What do we do?
When i think of trust i think of two things: longevity and the strength it takes. Often times we think of trust and our mind automatically drifts to "Trust Issues". We focus on what/who we can't trust versus relying on The One we can trust. It's easy to tell a person why they should trust but once trust is broken it's not that easy to convince someone to trust again. Trust limited to man will fail you every single time! Any mortal thing you put your sole hope and trust in has the potential to disappoint. We trust that people will be there for us, that they will remain. We trust the love that people show to us is to last a lifetime. Trusting the first time is not difficult. Take a child for example. A child will hang on to your every word trusting that you'll see them through. They have so much trust in you that even if you fail to deliver they trust that you'll make it up to them. It's not until that child understands trend that their trust begins to fade.
Which leads me to my next point: Trust brings scars. Anytime you're made to doubt where there was once trust --there will always be future hesitation. Our problem is that that future hesitation becomes a defense. We set flamed barriers to ensure that trusting that once brought disappointment could never hurt us again, and the limit does not exist for the "hurt us agains".
But there is hope.
While carnal trust brings scars-- there is a trust that brings FREEDOM. A trust that reminds you that you don't have to live in the bondage of what defiled your trust. The freedom is in the exchange. The only stipulation is this -- You have to trust Him enough to give Him the scars and the wounds. The other day in prayer i was reminded of Matthew 11. I began to think about the easy yokes and light burdens that came along with putting my trust in Jesus. In quiet sitting i heard "If you give me your heart i'll handle your struggle." God is so mindful that even as things scar us He's faithful to reveal the beauty in it afterwhile. The exchange is not solely for God to have the load, but it's for you to let go, release and let Him HANDLE THE LOAD-- but that requires trust. The trust we put on him supersedes the wavering trust we put in man infinitely; simply because we don't have to question his motives. He'll always have our best interest. Do you trust him enough to make the decision to firmly believe in the reliability, truth, ability, and strength of who He is?