Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 6, 2015

"It (always) trusts, always hopes....." I Corinthians 13:7

The great Mark Twain once said, "If a cat sits on a hot stove it won't sit on a hot stove again. But it won't sit on a cold one either!"

All good humor has an element of truth and Twain's statement is absolutely true!

After a brief chuckle, ask yourself, "What is his point in this humorous remark?"

His point is this, if you get burned in life it is much harder to trust after that. If you have been on planet Earth more than a year or two you have been burnt in a relationship or a business deal or in a church.

Once you have had your trust betrayed, how much harder is it to trust again?

Been there and done that? 

Have a few trust issues?

When you lose trust you also lose hope, don't you?

How can you trust again?

How do you have your hope restored?

The good news it there is a love that makes it possible to trust again.

There is a love you can hope in!

Trust me on this!

No, actually, trust Him on this!

You want to trust again, I know you do! Life is too lonely when you can't trust.

The word used for trust in the original has the idea of "trying to trust" or "being willing to trust". If you are willing to trust God He will help you! He will prove Himself to you!

All you have to do is be willing to approach the stove again and He will touch it for you to show you that it is safe! He will let you know which stoves are hot and which ones are safe!

Here's what you need to understand about this portion of Scripture. It not only demonstrates how you are to love but it describes how you are loved! God believes in you even when you struggle to believe in Him! 

So, if you have trust issues trust Him with them!