All of us have had trust issues because someone took advantage of our vulnerability. We know what disappointment feels like after finding out that what we shared got back to us somehow. And of course, this causes us to live a guarded life.
The only thing I feel led to share with you in this blog is that you can be guarded with people, but it is unhealthy to be guarded with God. He did not hurt you; man did. He can be trusted. Man cannot always be trusted.
Do not treat God like the person who harmed you. He is worthy to be trusted with your innermost thoughts and feelings. After all, He knows about them anyway. He just wants a deep relationship with you and wants you to feel safe to release it to Him.
Man being guarded is nothing new to God. He experienced this in Genesis when Adam ad Eve hid themselves behind the trees in the Garden after they sinned. God asked Adam, “where are you?” Even though God was not referring to a geographical location, it’s not that He didn’t know where He was in His heart. He could feel the separation.
So I challenge you this week to decide to view God differently. He is not who abused you, took advantage of you, or betrayed you. He is for you. He sent Christ to be the bridge for you to get to Him. He wants to talk with you everyday and give you a fulfilling life that is not based on things. He wants you. Let Him love you. Receive His love today.