Now, I'm not encouraging you to be cynical or pessimistic; keep that in mind.
But everyone will let you down. Every human being will fail you.
This morning in church something was said that reminded me of a time when someone that we trusted hurt us. And I got to thinking about this.
I know that at one time or another, every person in my life has been let down by me. And I also know that every person in my life has failed me.
Failures, disappointments, betrayals, come in all shapes and sizes. They range from trivial to devastating.
The hubby says he'll take out the trash and you count on that, but he forgets.
Your best friend isn't available emotionally when you need her most.
A lunch date forgets that you had a date.
Maybe you entrusted a friend with a confidence and he shared it with some one else.
A friend stops calling and you can't seem to reconnect and you don't know why.
A pastor lies.
A leader gets caught stealing.
Your spouse cheats.
And for some people, it can be even worse, involving abuse and even murder.
Who can you trust? Well, there is only ONE who can be fully trusted. He will never, ever let us down. We often interpret that He has, but in truth, He cannot. He is as solid as a rock and we can always depend on Him, not matter how circumstances appear.
Now, I want you to know that I am a trusting person. I trust people to be who they seem to be and to do what they say they will do.
We should give people the benefit of the doubt. Trust them, but not without reservation. We need to be trusting and trustworthy people. Humanity and Christianity depend on it. But, keep always in mind that every human being is fatally flawed. We are all broken. Not one person can occupy the place in your life that belongs only to the God who created you.