Isn’t it just compelling that the faith of God—and trust in this context—requires action of us; the action of love?
Trust can only ever be initiated and sustained in our pure delivery of trusting action. We cannot trust with our words alone. These must be backed up by our deeds.
Trust is a mandate, then, to commit to a course of action deliberated upon and Proclaimed.
We must bequeath it upon ourselves, aright, to begin the day, and end it same, by fulfilling the holy command which echoes through life. Nothing changes it.
When the pushing is over, the golden shove is to back up our words with the faith of trust; to hold firm and give the people around us, indeed our loved ones, the latitude to try and fail again and again.
Only then will they know they’re trusted. When they look to us for assurance and find us gently smiling their way—never chiding, berating or condemning—they will know trust, and so will we.
When they find us responding in kind, prepared to lend a hand—modelling it—but not taking over, they’ll begin to trust us. And our trust in them will be working; it will be evidenced in the observable results.
Success is known past failure.
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.