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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