One Date Doesn’t Do It


So trust in the Lord and do good. Live on your land and be dependable. Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you whatever you ask for. Depend on the Lord. Trust in him, and he will help you. Psalm 37:3-5

Trust is often a word we use loosely. “I trust you, God,” is often said but our actions show something quite the opposite. The dictionary defines trust as: reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence; a person on whom or thing on which one relies. How can we trust someone we barely know? How can we know someone we don’t spend time with or prioritize?

I dated Walt for a little over a year before we got married. As much as we talked about our past and the things we both enjoyed, I really didn’t know him because until you actually live with that person, you don’t truly see who they are. It’s time that reveals things about their nature, habits (good or bad), integrity and character. You simply can’t trust someone you haven’t proved.

God has proved himself trustworthy to me. I’ve studied Him, invited Him to live with me, to accompany me in life. He’s proved faithful. He’s protected me from evil people. He’s closed doors I tried to push open because He knew what would be best for me. He’s loved me when I was unlovable. was a patient teacher. When others left, He stayed. When I was discouraged, He talked me through it. I’ve hidden His Words in my heart so that I can recall them whenever I need them.

Father, I don’t say this lightly, I deeply trust in you. You have my heart, my soul is yours, you’ve even collected the buckets of my tears. You’ve written my name on your fingers so that when you point to me, you can say, “There’s Sandy, she’s my child!” You feed my love language with words of affirmation. Even when I do wrong, your love seeps through the self condemnation and shows me the blood of Jesus which has removed all my sins. I love how you love me and I’m so thankful that your love is enough. It’s with humble adoration I proclaim Jesus’ name and evoke the privileges that name brings. Amen

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