June 14 – Characteristics of Love #13 – Always Trusts

“. . . (love) always trusts…“ I Corinthians 13:7 (NIV)

The Bible says “love believes all things.” That seems rather naive in light of the dishonesty that pervades society. What it really means is that love CHOOSES to believe the best about a person and assumes his or her motives and intentions are pure.

When you choose to believe, you are demonstrating TRUST in that person. When a person feels trusted, he feels loved, and often “rises” to the occasion.

Jesus turned some rough, tough fishermen into carriers of the Gospel of love, through TRUST. Even after they chose to go back to fishing (John 21), Jesus appeared to them again, reaffirmed His TRUST, and commissioned them for the ministry. “As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” (John 20:21b).

By trusting someone, you are being merciful and forgiving. Proverbs 3:3-4 exhorts you to operate in MERCY and TRUTH… “So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of GOD and MAN.” (Emphasis supplied.) It is through CHOOSING to be trusting and forgiving that you can expect to please both God and man.

People are imperfect.  But so are YOU. Love always trusts. Love believes the best. Let God do the rest.

PRAY:  “Trusting heavenly Father, You have demonstrated Your love for me by giving me Your salvation, even while I was yet in my sins.’ Thank You for Your trusting love.”

* Romans 5:8 (paraphrased)

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