This morning I woke up with this movie quote running through my head: “Trust is the basis of any relationship.”
It took me awhile to remember exactly which classic John Hughes movie from the 80’s vault this quote came from, but I was pretty sure it was from someone who shouldn’t be trusted.
The words are true, but that doesn’t mean the person saying them can be trusted. Especially if he has a record of being a lying cheating snake like Hardy Jenns in ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’. Why in the world would the beautiful Amanda go out with a guy like Hardy when she knew he had a reputation for being exactly what he was? It’s classic John Hughes teenage angst and I couldn’t get enough of it. I’m pretty sure I watched that movie every single day the summer it came out on video.
I don’t quote Oprah very often, but she said something a while back that has stuck with me: When people show you who they are, believe them.
If you and I are going to put our trust in someone, we need to know who they are and believe them. If you and I are going to trust God to lead us in the choices we make, we need to know who he shows us he is and believe him. The Bible is full of God showing us who he is. Your life is too. You may not have time right now in your busy life to spend hours studying the Old Testament, but you have a memory. It may be a bit fuzzy if you’re sleep deprived, but you have a record with God whether you’ve been following him for a week or 40 years.
Today I want to challenge you to remember how God has shown himself to you. How has he been there for you? How has he shown himself to the people you love? How is he showing himself to be trustworthy today?
Heavenly Father, I ask you to show us who you are today by helping us to remember who you’ve been in our lives. Thank you for being faithful and true before we were. Thank you for your unfailing love. Show us why we can put our trust in You so that we may trust you more.
So trust him absolutely, people; lay your lives on the line for him. God is a safe place to be.-Psalm 62:8 The Message
There is someone reading this today who needs to read WHO God has shown himself to be in your life. Let’s get some testimonies going in the comments today and spread His Glory like a wildfire.