February 20, 2016

Love Always Trusts

Written by Boyd Bailey

Love Always Trusts 2.20

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 20, 2016

Love always trusts.    1 Corinthians 13:7

Love always trusts, for trust is a staple of love. If you are always suspicious and uncertain, then love is lacking. Love thrives in an environment of trust, but shrivels up in a spirit of distrust. It is very difficult to love without trust, for it is a lubricant for love. Trust calls out love like an engagement invitation. Trust is what it takes for a love relationship to flourish and take root. Therefore, look for the best in someone else and trust them, even though they may not have been trustworthy in the past. Love is all about second chances.

Of course, you must be a responsible steward of money and time. Don’t blindly believe everything everyone tells you. Have instead a policy of “trust and verify.” On the other hand, love does not write someone off when they fail to meet expectations, or when they blatantly experience failure. Love picks them up and says, “I will trust you again,” “I have not given up on you,” “You are on the team,” “You are a child of God, therefore you deserve another opportunity to succeed.”

Love is all about making people successful. When you love someone, you trust them to carry out the plan. Love sees trust where others see distrust. Love sees potential where others see disqualification. Love sees success where others see failure. Love sees a hurting human being where others see someone who is angry. Love thinks the best, but distrust thinks the worst. Love and trust feed off each other; they propel one another to greater heights. Love always trusts. This is especially true with Almighty God. Love trusts God, for He is trustworthy. His track record of trustworthiness is without blemish. He can be trusted. If you love Him, you will trust Him. Your affection and love are meant to originate in heaven not on earth. Love leans on and listens to the Lord because it trusts Him.

So the goal is to fall more deeply in love with God. Go deeper with God, and you will become more and more infatuated with Him and His ways. John explains it well: “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him” (I John 4:16). Indeed, His love relationship is based on trust. God is your lover. He is a lover of your mind, soul, body, and emotions. You can trust Him to love you authentically and unconditionally. He has no inhibitions in His love for you, His intimacy is uninhibited.

Therefore, you love better when you regularly receive the love of God. Because He loves you, you love better, and because you love, you trust. Sad is the soul that has not learned the secret of loving by trusting. The conditional lover is always looking over their shoulder in distrust. Cynicism creates a cold heart.

However, your heavenly Father wants to flood your heart with love. Trust Him with this. Weak is the man or woman who does not love and trust God. Your trust in God accelerates in direct proportion to your intimacy with Jesus. Therefore, love the Lord long and hard. Hug heaven often, and watch your trust increase. People come back to where they know they are loved. Love always trusts.

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Comments

  1. Cindy Jackson says:

    The Cor13:7 says nothing of trust. Trust is earned especially when been violated. I minister to women who have been divistated by husband’s who have abused them and unfaithful to their wives… myself included after 40 years of marriage finding out my husband is a sex addict that whole time.
    I don’t have time to find it now but there is even a verse that says Jesus did not trust man knowing what he is made of even though Jesus is God, He is love.
    I enjoy greatly your devotions everyday but on this i disagree.

    1 Corinthians 13:7New Living Translation (NLT)

    7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Cindy,
      First, let me just say thank you. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your heartfelt and powerful comments. My thoughts are that while these are your personal questions, there may also be others in our Wisdom Hunter’s family that are dealing with an abusive situation themselves or know a loved one that is and they have some questions about the devotional, too. So thank you for being their voice.

      And Cindy, THANK YOU for what you do as you minister to our sisters who have been abused. What a true calling. I am so sorry you lived through this sadness and hurt in your own life but rejoice in the fact you have turned that around and are serving God through serving others. Thank you for your loving heart.

      “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4

      After reading the devotional a few more times and then, your comments a few more times, I went to the Word.
      The verse that “spoke to me” over and over is 1 Corinthians 7:15 “But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace”.

      Please know that the author of the Wisdom Hunter’s devotionals, Boyd Bailey, writes the devotionals after many, many hours with the Lord, reading scripture and living his life serving His heavenly Father. As a father of four daughters and the husband of an amazing woman, he would never write words that would discourage someone or add to their hurt during this time of abuse. While I cannot speak for Boyd, I can say that I believe this devotional was written for many to be encouraged through challenges and fears, but in the case of domestic violence, we add this encouragement along with safety issues and discernment.

      Cindy, we thank you. As you continue to shine God’s Light on others, we will pray for you. May He walk before you as you serve.

      Grateful for you~
      a sister in Christ

      National Domestic Violence Hot line 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

      1. J confused says:

        Reading your comments. Not very impressed. If you are going to quote the bible quote what it says, not your thoughts and words. Will not be coming back to this page.

  2. Very nice. Just found your site on KCM community.

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Stephanie,
      Welcome to the Wisdom Hunter’s family! We are thankful you found our site. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about Wisdom Hunter’s. We are here for you and would love to hear from you. Stephanie, we also have a prayer ministry and if you have any prayer requests for your self, your family and/or friends, please feel free to contact me gwynne@wisdomhunters.com.
      Believing and trusting~
      Gwynne
      “Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees;then I will keep them to the end.
      Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all of my heart.
      Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I will find delight.”
      Psalm 119:33-35

  3. Nikita says:

    This is amazing!!! I find myself quite anxious when I give into suspicion. Excessive suspicion is not a fruit of the spirit, and neither is anxiety! I woke up thinking how love doesn’t keep a record of wrongs, and the Lord used this article to confirm what is in my heart. If I want freedom from anxiety I need to learn how to trust again! 💙🙏❤️ Not everyone has bad intentions, nor are they out to get me. My betrayal from the past, doesn’t need to be how I view others presently. We all sin and fall short and make many mistakes, help me Lord to learn how to give grace and trust again amen!


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