Of the many benefits to moving back to my home of 50 years, is "Knowing People."   While living in the big city, I was a face in the crowd, another name on the roll, and for the most part unknown and not knowing.  One of the biggest challenges was finding companies I could trust.  At best, I had to rely upon the word of those I had met who had lived longer than I had in Fort Worth.  The converse was because they did not know me OR my people, I had not established a reputation of being prompt in payment and true to my word.  There was a mutual lack of trust due to no shared experience.

Now that I am back in familiar territory, I have "People" or "Know People that Know People".  It is reassuring to call upon companies and individuals I have experiences with in the past.  I know their reputation and have experienced the fulfillment of their word.  My house is aging, and maintenance is being required, I know the people to call.  I have faith in their integrity because of past experience. They are reputable companies who perform first class work.  I can explain the work I need done and walk away~trusting they will perform, based upon previous experience.  They are as good as their word.

When it comes to friends and family, we build bonds of trust based upon shared experiences.  We learn who is true to their word, who can be depended upon, who can be counted on to speak truth in our lives, and on and on.  We all have a core of those we can call at any hour --night or day and they will come to our aid.  We can trust them with our very lives.

Trust is the cornerstone of all true relationships.  Without trust, we merely are acquaintances passing each other on the road of life.  Trust comes with commitment to follow through on our word.  Trust comes with shared experiences.  How committed we are to each other is quickly revealed in tough times.  

Who shows up when we are up to our eyeballs in alligators is a good indicator of who we can trust.

There is one Who is always trustworthy. He has proven Himself worthy of trust since the beginning of time.  He is Big Enough to stay by our side and uphold us in the worst of times.  There is One that always does what He has promised.  He is truth.  He never fails to uphold us when cry for His help.  He is of Great Integrity and Above Approach.  He can be trusted with our very life.  If we seek Him, we can trust He will never forsake us.

Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 9:10


  1. Amen, Lulu! Our Lord can ever be trusted in all facets of our lives. So thankful that He calls me "friend!"

    1. Are any of us truly 100% trustworthy? BUT GOD!!
      Blessings, My Friend!


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