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John Povey February 15, 2022 0 4
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1 Corinthians 13: 7, Proverbs 3: 5-6 (NIVUK)

(1 Corinthians 13) 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

(Proverbs 3) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

“Love always trusts.”

We put a lot of trust in strangers. On public transport, we trust the driver to take us safely to our destination. In shops and restaurants, we trust the staff to follow all the proper standards of hygiene. We go to doctors and dentists, trusting that they will do their best to protect our health. The list goes on. We even put a certain amount of trust in the average person living in our street. We want to believe in other people. We describe those who don’t as living in a state of constant paranoia. It’s much better, isn’t it, to live life with a certain amount of trust? Augustine said that this quality of love is “believing the best” about all people.

Of course there are times when we will feel let down by people. We too have our shortcomings. Not one of us is perfect. But God is. And so we may live our lives with trust in God. We do not always understand what God is doing. Sometimes, when life is hard, as in the midst of a global pandemic, we harbour doubts, for it seems as though evil will triumph. But God always wants the best for us even when we can’t see it. The Lord will work out His divine plans even when all the indicators seem to point in different directions.

When we pause and reflect on God’s perfect love, then we are able to fall back on trust, for God is Love, God knows best, and God is able to help us ride the storm. Love always trusts.




Lord, I praise You today for the experience of so many people in the Bible and throughout history who have learned to trust in you. Deepen my love for you, that I too may learn to trust. In times of trouble; in circumstances beyond my control; in storms and in pandemics, I thank you that you alone are able to see us through. Help me to lean on you, and not on my own understanding. Amen.