Television reality shows that feature a group of contestants make trust a central focus. Not surprisingly, the contestants often betray one another's trust as they joust for advantage and position leading to the show's finale. Such a me-first mentality is reflective of values often found in the world. Becoming transparent and honest with others is a risk that relationships require.
Fortunately, there is someone whose word is eminently trustworthy: God Himself. Scripture is filled with proof that God keeps His word. Indeed, trust is at the very heart of God's covenant love—first for Israel and then for the church. The Hebrew word in the Old Testament usually translated "lovingkindness" literally means "loyal love"—the kind of love that never ends. Through the prophet Jeremiah, God said that as long as the universe—the order of the stars and planets—remains in place, His promises to Israel would not fail (Jeremiah 31:35-37). There is nothing you can say or reveal to God that would cause His love for you to fail.
If you have trusted God with your eternal life, shouldn't you trust Him with the details of your earthly life as well? Let us learn to trust Him for who He is. Elisabeth Elliot
Peace and Joy,