The Difference Between Trust and Fear
Our story would lend one to think that I have a right to live in constant fear that Justin will have another affair.
Or that Justin should fear that one day I would eventually leave him because of his choices.
This type of fearful thinking is so destructive. There is no doubt that trust had to be re-earned…but at some point for our relationship to move forward, trust had to overtake fear.
Fear says that you will not survive the fall out of losing your spouse so live in suspicion so that you can catch him/her when she messes-up.
Fear robs. Fear steals. Fear destroys. Fear causes us to control; to manipulate; to be suspecious.
I am fully aware that in trusting I’m being vulnerable to being hurt (again).
“I am for you” and “I am thinking the best of you”… not the worst.
I’m gong to love my spouse with reckless abandonment just as Jesus did for me when he died on the cross.
I will love my spouse without fear but with hope that the Holy Spirit will guide me as to how to love my spouse.
“God I will love my spouse fearlessly thinking the best of them at all times” and “if my spouse fails me YOU will never leave me or forsake me.”
Maybe you’re trying to accomplish through fear what can only be accomplished through trust.
Maybe the distance between the marriage you have and the marriage you truly desire is found in the difference in you being fearful or you trusting.