After a very hurtful experience with a close family member, I came to the painful conclusion that “I can’t truly love someone who I can’t trust.“
I know that some of you will disagree with that statement and you maybe be right. After all, love is an emotion that we can feel towards folks that we don’t necessary trust.
However, is that really the full measure of what love is? Is that the only type of love that we are capable of as human beings? Is our love always to be limited to degrees of variations? Is this the type of love that God desires from us toward Him?
I say, “No!”
When we were children we loved with an all trusting love and that love was good.
We trusted wholeheartedly in our parents. We trusted our parents with our lives and depended upon them for shelter, clothes, guidance, emotional support, education, protection and sustenance or else we wouldn’t have survived. Our very lives and wellbeing were in their hands. We were oblivious of the dangers around us but they were always vigilant, watchful and protective of us. We learned that what our parents told us was the truth and that we could trust their instructions. We had genuine trust in our parents and/or guardians.
The Bible commands us to have a similar type trust in GOD. It says,“That we are to become as little children or we can’t enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 18:3)
We are to love Father God with a childlike love; with all our heart, with all our strength, with all our mind, with all our soul and with all of our trust – totally trusting in Him for our lives, happiness and security.
We are to entrust our very lives and well being into His hands and be oblivious (unafraid) of the dangers around us – always trusting that Father is always with us, always vigilant, always watchful and protective of us and well able to keep that which is entrusted into His care. We ought to trust what Father God says is the Truth. And because we love (trust) Him we therefore obey His Word.
When we trust God like a child, our Heavenly Father is pleased and the gates to the Kingdom of God are opened to us.
I pray that our love for God grows as we learn to trust Him more and more with all of our being like a child trusts in their Father.
All Glory and Honor Belongs To God in the name of The Holy Messiah.