I think everyone at some point in their life has lost trust in someone near and dear to them. I lost trust in my ex-husband because of his infidelity in our marriage. I’ve lost trust in friends and family members because of their lack of support in our relationships.
What I have discovered about myself is that once I have lost trust in someone I have never regained it. Sometimes it was because the acts of betrayal continued within the relationship. Other times, I just never became comfortable enough with the person to once again give them my trust.
I’ve realized that I don’t start out trusting people in my life, instead they have to earn my trust. I know people who feel that they trust the new people in their lives, until they’re given a reason not to trust them. If you look at the definition of trust – firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. I don’t understand how you can start out trusting someone new in your life, they are a complete stranger.
Frankly, these days I’d rather put my trust in God! Psalms 118:8 KJV, It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. No I’m not saying that we shouldn’t trust anyone but I will say personally I have trust in few people. I have associates that say they don’t trust anyone. I say associates because how can they truly be my friend? If they don’t trust anyone they don’t trust me! Trust is the foundation of any relationship even platonic relationships. There is no foundation without trust.
Ordained Christian Minister