Trust - Friendship
The words Trust and Friendship are heard each day by most of us, but how often to we really dig in to see what they mean, and what it means to have them? Trust is defined as bold, confident, sure security or action based on that security. It means that only through repetition do we gain trust. Friendship, defined is the willingness to lay down your life for the person you call friend, without the same expectation of them.
When we really begin to peel back the layers, it is likely we begin to see we really do not have as much trust as we'd like, and friendship is oftentimes an acquaintance.
Scripture tells us that blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie. What this is teaching us is not to place too much trust in mankind, due to the fact things will likely not go as planned, but rather trust that God allows the moment(s) we're in to happen, and he is sovereign, in control meaning nothing can harm us lest He allow it.
Secondly, real friendship takes understanding. Scripture teaches us that the one who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. This illustrates unconditional support, which immediately reflects trust.
The problems in our lives, regardless of what they are, stem from our inability to place our trust in God, then making Christ our truest friend. It is not a glamorous choice here on earth, but the outcome will be worth the sacrifice. It takes accepting the consequences for the choices we have made - each us, regardless of what they are. It means accepting that we may have some baggage, we may have scars - but they are not too heavy for Him to carry... It means putting our own selfish needs aside for a greater purpose - one of living a life worth living, in happiness, grateful for each day we have - knowing it is yet another chance to do for another something to build trust, and gain a friend.
The only trust and friend we need to rely on first is our God, and His son Christ. All the other things will follow after that.