Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 (NIV)
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
this is the first and great commandment.
and the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Matthew 22: 37-40 (KJ)
Love always trust..
Do I always trust those I love? I confess that there are times that I suspect those I love...I question motives and I don't always believe that they will do what they say they will do. I have a hard time delegating responsibility to some because I don't trust that they will keep their word. Based on their past behavior I am reluctant to trust them in the present. I am working on renewing my thoughts and this will be a good place to start. I don't remember a time when the Lord has ever told me -You messed up in the past so now you will forever be untrustworthy...the Lord does provide opportunity for me to be faithful with little so I can grow into being faithful with much...If the Lord can trust me with little then I can certainly do the same for others...expect and believe the best of those I love...the Lord encourages and supports me with being faithful in the little...I too can support and encourage others in being faithful in the little...I can stop being prideful and stop thinking that what others do or don't do is a reflection on me...how egotistical can one be?...I can learn to confront with love and compassion instead of seething inside but say nothing or waiting until I am so filled with resentment and disappointment that I become hurtful and offensive...
I know how it hurts to be overlooked or when others have low expectations of me...I do not want to do this to anyone ever again. I will begin to renew my mind with prayer and God's word-I will seek to change my actions and thoughts toward others...to begin to trust.