I would think that trusting people is difficult. We are surrounded by people in this world who are cruel and liars. It’s hard for many to open up and leave behind the shields and armor that protect their hearts. I personally find it difficult to trust at first.
That’s not to say that I don’t trust others because I certainly do. Trusting is hard. It leaves you open to be disappointed. You trust others to always be there for you, to follow through on a promise, to be a friend. That trust can make you strong as well as break you down.
Trusting is hard for me because I know not everyone that I trust will always be there for me. It’s truly impossible for things to last forever. It’s impossible for situations to not change. It can’t always have the same variables because they are variables. Everything changes. People are busy, they have priorities, sometimes things are impossible and can’t happen. People leave, people die. Everything changes.
We depend on people. We trust them and that leaves us open for pain. Depending on others is a weakness but it is actually a strength. Trust is a strength. It’s almost impossible not to trust in life. Even if you think you don’t you still trust people to not be trustworthy and that is a strength as well.
We need to have faith in people because how can we live if we don’t? We need to trust and have faith in something even if it is nothing that is still something to our heart.
Blind trust, blind faith is weakness, but if those feelings are true? If they have merit and reason and love then we can have hope. Hope is what keeps us going.
People are awful and can betray trust but that doesn’t mean we are weak if we continue to trust. If we cease to trust then we cease to live.
Hope stems from trust and faith in people. Hope is what links us together and gives us strength. If we can trust people to do small things then together we become strong and can create ripples in the world.
That is my hope and my strength. I will continue to trust because I am strong.
Trusting gives us strength.