If I trust someone I place my confidence in them. I place my faith and my hope in them. When love leads to trust, in turn, trust leads to expectation. The expectation that the trust I give will not be misplaced.
How about if I put my faith in someone and trust them and then they let me down? Is it still possible to love and to show that love in action through continuing to trust without wavering?
I believe it is.
If I am to trust without wavering then my trust must be unchanging. I have the perfect example of this in God. I let God down, throughout history people have let God down but never once has He turned His back. Instead His love is constant and He will always put His faith and hope in me.
So, with this is mind I must trust without wavering. It is not always easy and there may be nothing in reward.
However, as every sun brings it's new day, I am learning to trust without wavering. I can choose to lower my expectations. I mess up (regularly!), we all do and it is not my place to stop loving someone just because I feel let down.
Likewise I can remind myself of what made me love and trust that person in the first place. I can look to that, rather than focus on the moment of hurt.
With every sun comes a new day and the opportunity to walk the brighter path. I want to walk that brighter path. As I take each step I would like my story to shine out more love and a trust that does not waver.
"Love...always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
1 Corinthians chapter 13 verse 7 (New International Version)