Two people stand before their friends and family in a well-prepared ceremony and declare their love for one another and promise to be faithful, and moments later the pastor or wedding officiant announces their union.
Weddings can be special moments full of lasting memories, but are they more than just an event?
When two people tie the knot there must be a foundation on which their marriage is built if it is going to last. That foundation must be made up of various precious stones and one of the most important is trust.
What is trust?
The dictionary defines it this way;
If we build a marriage on trust, with that trust being on one another, chances are good that the marriage will face struggles.
Why? Because we are human and we dont trust one another.
Marriage expert Tim Lott, who wrote for The Guardian, stated that there are three aspects to a successful marriage — communication, respect and trust. He called trust “the hardest of all” since anyone who’s been let down, will struggle to trust someone in the future.
Trust is so important, but not only in marriage; it affects workplace relationships, church relationships and so many other aspects of life.
This all changes, however when our trust is based on someone who is truthful and has been proven to be reliable or worthy of trust over the long haul.
There is only one source who has proven to be trust-worthy always, and that is Almighty God.
When our trust is built on a foundation of faith and relationship with God, our lives are much more likely to be successful.
So, if you want some insurance for your marriage, your ministry and your relationships, be sure that your trust is built on a reliable object of trust — namely God.
That is the power of trust!