2 Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
The word ‘TRUST’, has an interwoven meaning. Depending on how you want to use it. Trust is spiritual and circular in usage and meaning. The former has to do with the SPIRITUAL, with those who possess the power, the enabling ability to carry out whatever tasks they deem fit for their attention.
In the bible, we are encouraged in the book of Isaiah26:4, ‘ trust ye in the lord Jehovah for in the lord Jehovah is an everlasting strength’. The two words, EVERLASTING AND STRENGTH separates the immortals from the mortals. Trust in God or a higher mortal. This is a blind trust based on the belief that He can do what he says and also able to help you no matter the situation you might find yourself; it is pinning all your hope in this one being, God, without reservation. The word ‘everlasting strength, is important and must inculcated in you for trust to be fully operational. That this two words exist, then this is a proof that there is a Divine being, an eternal presence, whose majesty and glory is beyond description. Because this immense power is not political, nor transitional, but omnipotence and has whose existence has no ending, nor does the power diminish in its potency. And the only God who has such capability and immensity is Jehovah. When Moses asked this eternal being on how he should answer when asked about this God let us read what ensued in the book of Exodus 3:13-14, And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. I must add that for this trust in such a God to exist you must have a relationship with him through Christ, the Savior, his son.John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The second is relational trust. Every relationship is as strong as the trust that is present, or absent. If it is between two then, it is a mutual trust and if it is over two, then it is multi-trust.
we have different trust in human relationship unlike the spiritual which is ‘whole and all-encompassing’ this kind of trust depends on the relationship that is existing between the parties so involved.
if it a business trust, then all the transactions and connections, financial and otherwise, are to be transparent as long as it is business.
There is a lawyer’s trust [between lawyer and his client] which has to do with all your estate, wills charities and confidential details entrusted to the legal practitioner by the client to hold in trust pending the event of his demise or otherwise. Never has it been heard, though, we live in an age where all things are possible, that a lawyer compromised the trust between him and his client.
Again, there also exists the trust between a doctor and his patient. For example, the patient may have a terminal illness. His doctor will not divulge this illness to anyone except on rare occasion when he is compelled to do so by a high court judge based on personal security or others safety.take, for example, diabetics patient carry a card stating what to do with them in case you find them fainting.
There is also the trust between a pastor and his members] and under no circumstances, should any information or counseling thereafter, be overheard by another. Neither should the pastor make the confidential talk a reference point, during ministrations even, if the member may have gone to another fellowship or ministry, but the conversation remains buried within the pastor.
We also based the relationship between a banker and the customers on trust. On the one hand, the latter gave his money and the former trust the latter to pay his interest if he is given a loan.
The passengers trust the pilot to fly them safely to their destinations even, if they can not see or verify the pilot’s credentials or his emotional state before they are airborne.
All these trusts have their limitations; like a lawyer and client, and it has nothing to do with other issues or intimacy in other areas.
But, there is another kind of trust that follows closely the trust placed on the omnipotent God. remember, as earlier stated this is a blind trust which is borne out of the one’s ability to do wonders and to do above all you can imagine or desire. The trust that exist between a husband and a wife [all things being equal is second to one, but God’s. this is because the closest relationship any human has on earth is supposed to be between the man, husband and the woman, wife. The excellent book stated that the first humans to carry out this relationship were so close that they were both naked. This has to do with openness without fear of betrayal or being ashamed when you are with the one is with the other.
Love could be a deciding factor in the coming together of a husband and a wife, but it takes care and love for trust to blossom. We have every reason to place trust in God because he first showed us how much he cares for us. John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Because genuine love does not doubt without reason. Absolute trust to be built in a human relationship for no one is perfect and indeed, the bible said of human trust Psalms 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. A classic case is the biblical case of the man called Job, who refuses to deny God despite the relentless pain. Psalms 143:8 put it thus:‘ Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee’.
I leave you with this: Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Meditate on this till next you.
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