“I can’t trust anymore.” “I have lost all trust in people.” Counselors hear these words in their offices every day. The human desire to trust each other is born deep within us. We are hard-wired to trust. Unfortunately, we are imperfect people asking other imperfect people to be trustworthy. This is a sure recipe for disappointment.
This dilemma is not new to us in the 21st Century; it is as old as the human race. The ancient prophet, Isaiah, writing about 600 years before birth of Jesus Christ, advised us:
“Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?” Isaiah 2:22.
The wisdom from the prophet is this: Do not trust people; trust God. We are commanded over and over again in the biblical record: Trust God and love people. – Ron Friesen