Trust should never be taken lightly, yet we do. We run into trouble with trust, unfortunately, when we do take it for granted. Trust is not a toy, trust is not something you play with. Once you have broken trust, in many cases, it is almost impossible to repair!
Trust, we have to understand begins with our thought life. Believe it or not, if our thoughts are not pure, and right, and our heart condition self centered, our honesty suffers. Trust, like love is just another word. As children, we begin the journey of trust, and the results, from breaking that trust when we disobey our parents.
There were always consequences, and we again had to re-earn their trust. The same is no different as we become adults. The difference being the consequences. Now our actions do not only effect you and your parents, but the many relationships you have developed over the years. Broken marriages and families, broken friendships, even loss of jobs can result in loss of trust.
Once that happens, it takes more then loss of privileges, being put in time out, or even being grounded for a time. It takes a rebuilding of ourselves from the inside out, a reevaluation of ourselves, our hearts and our minds have to change. It is an obligation we have to rebuild trust, first within ourselves. Why? Because trust begins within. We have to learn to trust us again, before the healing of relationships can begin!
Proverbs 16:3-"Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established." It begins with our trust relationship with God. We have to return to Him, trust Him with our lives, our thoughts and our works. When we have reconnected with God, or even just begun a relationship with Him, will we, and can we ever get back to restoring trust. In our selves and with those we have hurt by breaking that trust.