Do you find it difficult to trust others?
Do you push people away because you are trying to protect your heart from past hurts?
We need to have wisdom in all of our relationships- but we also can’t be overly protective out of past fears. Ask God to heal your heart if you find yourself hesitant to trust anyone. He wants you to have healthy relationships!
God’s Word brings healing. He is able to give you wisdom and peace as you learn to build trust with others.
Let’s take a look together at what His Word says.
Here’s 10 Verses for When You Struggle with Trusting Others-
1. Relationships are important- don’t isolate yourself!
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! ~Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
2. No matter how much you have been hurt in the past- remember, God is always on your side! He is with you when you are hurting.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? ~Psalm 118:6
3. People will disappoint you- but God calls us to bear with one another and be patient, humble, and gentle.
Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love. ~Ephesians 4:1-2
4. God tells us to meet together and encourage one another.
Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. ~Hebrews 10:24-25
5. We are to forgive those who have hurt us. This doesn’t mean that every relationship needs to continue. Sometimes God leads us to restore a relationship and sometimes He does not- but we must always forgive.
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. ~Matthew 18:21-22
6. Seek out friendships where you sharpen each other.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. ~Proverbs 27:17
7. As we grow and learn to trust others, we should aspire to be trustworthy ourselves. Our friends should look to us as a place where their secrets are kept safe.
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered. ~Proverbs 11:13
8. We must discern when a friend might be opening our eyes to a sin in our lives that we aren’t seeing.
Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. ~Proverbs 27:5-6
9. Surround yourself with wise people- not fools.
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. ~Proverbs 13:20
10. People are going to let us down. But God does not change. His promises are reliable- you can trust Him with everything.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6
God is my safe place.
God loves you so much. We can let his light shine into every dark crevice of our soul and it is safe.
He already knows every single thing you’ve ever done and ever will do – both right and wrong – and he loves you. God knows your fears, anxieties, struggles, and past sin. There are no secrets with him and you can trust him.
As you trust God more, you’ll be able to trust that he has brought each relationship to you for a purpose. He teaches us many lessons through others. He wants you to be wise in who you choose to have friendships with, but God also does not want you to build a wall and keep people away.
He created us for community.
Pray and ask God to help you trust the people he has brought into your life.
Keep walking with the King!
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If you’re looking to study this topic further, I would recommend the book of Psalms. The depth of emotion expressed by the writers makes this book relatable, encouraging, and comforting. They express deep and sincere faith in the midst of trials and tribulations.
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