Todays blog isn’t anything complicated, it’s extremely practical and hopefully will help encourage you like it has encouraged me. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need little reminders to shake me up put me back on track. Do you ever wander off in your thoughts and get discouraged? I have, it’s happened to me throughout the years for multiple reasons, relationships, finances, but at the end of the day it’s the wisdom and words of God that snap me back into place and help me see things from the right perspective.
A little while ago I was talking with a friend about a few different things, it was just a normal conversation, until we got to one specific topic. As soon as we did the conversation took a turn for the worse and left me confused. Honestly, I didn’t know what to think, I had given this person the benefit of the doubt when it came to that situation time and time again and I felt like as much as I did it still wasn’t enough and that once again my trust was broken. Now, I’m the first person to admit that I am not a perfect person, there have been things throughout my life that I didn’t do even close to perfectly, somethings in life are a process, and it’s through failing that eventually people come out of things. With that being said, I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt but all I could see was this pattern that wasn’t great. I care about this person, as I do all my friends, but I couldn’t help but feel discouraged, and if I’m honest a bit hopeless.
Now we get to Proverbs 11:14 “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” The same night that all of this went down I was talking with someone who gave me the perfect piece of advice that helped me get out of where I was and snap me back into reality. They were talking to me about something similar that had just happened to them, they went on to share what God had been speaking to them about. They told me that right now it’s true, I couldn’t trust that person, but regardless of that, I could always trust God. Tonight let me encourage you with some simple truth, maybe someone has done something terrible to you, or even around you, maybe something was said that broke your trust. You may not be able to trust that person right now, but you can always trust God. Let’s not be fast to play judge and jury or fast to replay situations in our heads over and over again. Let’s be fast to bring our situations to God with an open mind and a heart full of hope knowing that we might not be able to trust people, but that God will never let us down.