My Battle with Trust and Faith


Reflections by the river

Recently I have found myself fighting a battle between trust and faith. I find this interesting because isn’t faith all about trust? If we proclaim to have faith, we automatically declare that we trust. We trust in a God we do not see, we trust that he has a plan for us, we trust that there is a better “life” waiting for us, we trust his will. But how do we apply this trust when it comes to the human race? My parents were extremely faithful and I believe their children (of course me being one of them) followed their example by embracing faith in our own way. They were also very trusting people, always seeing the good in others and we grew up learning to trust easily. Because of my faith and what I was taught and observed growing up, I too put my trust not only in my…

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One thought on “My Battle with Trust and Faith

  1. I remember it says in the Bible Jesus did not trust himself to man because he knew what was in man.

    In my life, I trusted family members to be there for me with encouraging words when I shared my feelings and problems. I found out how foolish that was. Most of them said the wrong things, which made me feel worse. Many didn’t understand me. They jumped to conclusions before I was even finished speaking. They judged me by their measure of what they thought I should be.

    Joyce Meyer says to share your troubles with God alone, if you can. I have found this the best course to follow. I think we all expect too much from each other. We think people will understand and help us, but that is not usually true.

    One thing about therapy is that you can open up to a professional who sees what you need and won’t criticise you, and is open to what you say.

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