20 Jul 2016

He Is Trustworthy

Trust is powerful. It's putting something in someone's hands knowing they could drop it, but taking the chance anyway, because you believe they care about it enough to hold it tight. All of us learn that we have to be careful who we give it to, you have to know that they will do everything to keep it safe. Naive people give it more easily, but the thing is, we all start out naive. The jaggedness and crookedness of this life and the cruel beings in it teach us to be more discerning. To look a little closer. To watch our steps in case we fall over something.

For most, innocence is stolen from a young age. Often too young. You start realizing things, even small things, around six, or seven, like how a watermelon won't grow in your stomach if you swallow that pip, how your face won't actually stay stuck on the same expression if you scowl for too long. You no longer trust everything adults or even other kids say. As you get older, you realize other things too. Much worse things. You find out about human trafficking and serial killers and pornography and grotesque words.

Maybe those aren't perfect examples, but the point is that as you grow older, the world gets uglier. It was always ugly, but in our own little world of soft toys and knock knock jokes and pancakes for breakfast, we missed it. Until it became more clear with each birthday.

Four years old. Hold my hand when we walk across the street.
Eight years old. Stay close to me.
Ten years old. Don't talk to strangers.
Twelve years old. Careful who you're friends with.
Sixteen years old. Watch out for yourself.
Twenty years old and you've known that it's not a safe place for awhile now. You don't trust easily because that isn't smart. It's dangerous.

You learn. You become aware, you see things for what they are. It's the same for everyone, and it's rare to find someone that is still a kid at heart. (Though I'd like to add here that I love those kind of people)

When trust is given, it's kind of a big deal. If someone has handed it to you, don't think it's a small thing. It's precious, and you are fully responsible for what you do with it, how you respond to it. Perhaps the person who trusts you has been let down many times before, or perhaps they don't know betrayal yet. It will be up to you to live up to whatever you've let them believe you are.

And wait. Can I say something? Can I share hope with those that have remorseful, jaded and doubtful souls? There IS Someone you will never have to second guess. There IS Someone who is strong enough, mighty enough, yet kind and gentle enough to carry your precious trust. To carry you, you precious soul. He never lets go, He never stumbles or slumbers. His name is Jesus, and no matter who has hurt you or cracked open the chambers of your heart so that you had to rebuild them, you will be safe with Him.
He is not hateful like that person who looked at you like that. He is not cruel like that person who said those things to you. He is not malignant like that person who hurt you and the ones you love and never looked back.

He is pure, He is holy and He is loving.
He is trustworthy.
Put your hand in His, He will never let go.

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit." / Jeremiah 17:7-8

Always He remains, our courage in the fight.


  1. Wow, so true Tane. Really beautiful post, it made me think (which is good). :)

  2. This...is.... too true. I am always saddened by the lack Of child-like people. Every child (well, the majority, I think) wants to be older. They dream of being independent and being able to do all those amazing things their parents, older siblings, and friends get to do. I was one such child. Now, at 15, I wish I was a child again. A sweet innocent, whose worst tragedy was having to take a nap, or not getting 8 cookies. So many teens at the age of 18 put away that child in them. They become one of that boring foreign species called Adults.

    Now, I do think that it is right to become mature. There is nothing wrong with adults. There is nothing wrong with wanting to grow up. I just wish Adults were more children at heart. They can still get excited over ice cream and cake. Or the next book in the series. They can still be enthralled with the beauty and grandeur of creation. And still laugh at stupid jokes. I wish the Adults would learn to treat all humans as equals. Not racism, though that is important. I mean ageism.

    There is indeed a difference between a five year old and a twenty year old. The same as there is a difference between a 2 year old and a 37 year old. It is not bad that the twenty year olds should want to be with like-aged people. But does that mean they should shun the lower ages? Or higher? Where is the good in that? Where is love? Most importantly, the young ones would not easily trust the ones who shun them because of their age.

    Ahg, sorry Tane! I did not mean to preach or ramble. I have very strong opinions on this subject. *sheepish grin*

    Great post! Well, they're all great. You have really thought provoking subjects!!!!!

    1. Yes, you're right. I for one have spent most of my lifetime wanting to grow up, now all of a sudden I realize I don't want to, not really.

      Don't worry! You're welcome to ramble here anytime you want to, Esther. I thank you for your wonderful comment and opinion.

  3. Amen! I love this post Tane! :)

    Allie D.

  4. Oh, how wonderful it would be if the world could stay the way we thought that it was when we were six. I love people who stay a child at heart, I want to stay a child at heart. But even though there are so few people that we can trust, it's very comforting that there's always Someone we can trust. Beautiful post, Tane:)

    1. Yes...innocents. But the older and more able we become, the more we can do for our God. And yes. There is always Someone we can trust.
      Thanks, Grace Anne!

  5. This is such a heartfelt post, Tane! Such a beautiful and gentle way of bringing it around to Christ. <3

    p.s. thank you for your kind words on my blog the other day. they meant a lot to me!

    1. Thank you very much, Evelyn! I appreciate your comment. And, it's a pleasure, you have a most lovely blog.

  6. Amen. I'm so glad you're back posting again, Tane. You're a blessing and inspiration. xx

    1. Jessica, you words are a big encouragement. ♥ ♥ ♥

  7. <3 <3 love this post!!

  8. WOW! This is really, really good! I thought I'd checked out your blog once but I now know I was wrong.
    I could never forget your blog even if I tried. This is SO inspiring!

  9. O.O

    Your writing is beautiful.

    And this post is lovely.

    *heart eyes*

  10. Yesss, this is beautiful. I love this post Tane!

    1. Thank you, Ashley! I so appreciate your sweet comment.

  11. Yesss. I'm still a kid at heart, and I hope that never changes. Jesus has saved me, and I don't need to worry about anything else.

  12. Such a beautiful and heartfelt post! I love your writing!

    Katie // https://www.storiesandsnapshots.com

    1. Thanks, Katie. Your comment is very encouraging♥


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