Trust - the dictionary defines this as a reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc, of a person or thing; confidence.
In our Bible study today it was stated in our book that "you cannot trust God unless you are close to him." I don't quite agree with that statement...there are many people I trust that I am not "close" to....my Doctor (oh I have been going to her for probably 25 years, but I don't feel particularly close to her, a Police Officer (gosh if you can't trust a police officer, who can you trust?), the Surgeon that performed surgery on me to remove the lump found in my breast, (barely knew the man, only he was rather good-looking). Honestly, I trust most people. Altho I will admit I don't trust telephone solicitors or some politicians. But I am not going to get into a discussion on politics...just some have proven not to be too trustworthy ie: John Edwards. If you google it you will find there are at least 14 who have cheated on their wives, and that doesn't count those that didn't get caught. So, yes, you might say I have a little problem trusting politicians.
My husband, as sweet and kind as he was, was not a trusting person. He really had to get to know a person before he "trusted" them. So he would probably have agreed with that statement. We would have many a discussion about trust. After placing a picket fence around our front yard, I did it for the aesthetics, he did it because he honestly felt someone would steal our dog from the front yard if he was just chained, he then proceeded to put a lock on the front gate. Oh brother, did we have "discussions" about that.
How about you....? Are you a trusting person, or do you need to really get to know someone before you trust them?
The one thing I definitely trust is that our Fall season has almost come to a close with little color left to enjoy, but I trust all will return again next year. After Bible Study and after Book Club I took a quick drive through the Arboretum. It was dark & cloudy, very few cars or people were there. As I drove through the east side, my radio was tuned to lovely music and eventho the sun was not shining and it grew darker and darker (darn that daylight savings time) I so enjoyed that quiet time. Me and the music and God's beauty in nature.
It was becoming quite dark by the time I drove around the east side..hopefully the sun will shine again in the next day or so and I can return and enjoy the west side in more light.
"We are never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love and joy." ~ Walter Anderson
Until next time....