Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Trust is tough, whether it is trusting God or your fellow humans. You must work at trusting in order to move forward in your grief. It will take a lifetime of work to come to the point where you completely trust everyone.
It is easier to trust God than humans because we humans are imperfect and let each other down. God is perfect and will never fail you because He is the same today, as He was yesterday, and as He will be tomorrow.
God has not failed to provide for me during the past 7 years of widowhood and 6 years career instability. There was always food on the table, a roof over my head, a car in the garage, gas in the car and heat and air conditioning – and there still is today.
These are the two best ways I know to work on developing trust:
- Make a list is the best way to see God’s provision in your life. Start with your basic needs and add to the list everyday as you think of what He has and is doing for you.
- Pray to God for him to grow your trust in both Him and the people in your life. He will do this by putting you in situations where you need to trust Him and people because that is how He works.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson