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When Trust is Broken

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB

There are so many life experiences, big and small, that can make trust difficult. Whether it’s broken promises, fractured friendships, harsh words, abandonment, loss, or being hurt by those who are meant to care for us and protect us, our lives have all been touched by some sort of pain that can make it hard to trust.

When I gave my life to Jesus at age 17, I really had no idea how much broken trust was under the surface of my heart. One of the first verses that came alive to me as I read the Bible was Proverbs 3:5-6. I knew, as these verses jumped off the page, that God wanted me to trust Him with my whole heart; the trouble was, the more I tried, the more my heart seemed incapable of trusting.

Coming from a performance background, I easily focused on all the ways I fell short and beat myself up for not operating in what I perceived as my wholehearted, blind confidence in God. Can you relate?

❤️‍ "If I really trusted Him, I wouldn't have said..."

❤️‍ “If I really trusted Him, I wouldn't be so worried...stressed...angry...discontent..."

❤️‍ “If I really trusted Him, I'd be able to step the right thing...have courage...resist temptation..."

It’s easy to focus on the ways we're not doing what God has called us to do. If you relate to this, friend, I have a precious truth to share with you -- something the Lord showed me on this journey of letting Him into the broken places of my heart. I felt Him impress upon me, "Jen, I wasn't using that verse as a measuring stick to show you how far you are falling short; I gave you that verse as a promise of where I we are walking arm-in-arm together in relationship and where I intend to take you, alongside Me."

Do you see the difference, sister? One viewpoint sees trust as a goal we're working toward in an effort to measure up; the other viewpoint offers the glorious truth that trust is a work God does in our hearts. Our part is to come to Him, walk with Him, and invite Him to do a supernatural work that only He can do!

Wherever trust has been broken in your life, you have a Father in heaven who is fully able to heal and restore those broken places. God's intent and design for your life is to trust Him fully, and He is fully able to bring it about. He's inviting you into a journey with Him to see and trust His faithfulness. Will you let Him walk with you today?

Your Fellow Able Mom,

Jen Pierce

"Father, my heart has been broken and hurt, and it has been hard to trust You! I invite you to meet me in my broken places and show me Your goodness, truth and light. I ask You to do the impossible in my heart, and bring me to a place of wholehearted trust. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.”

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FB: Jen Pierce (personal page), & Help Club for Moms (general page) (I host live worship on that page on Wednesdays)

Podcast/Book: Help Club for Moms podcast (search “Worship With Jen”)


YouTube: Help Club for Moms (worship videos are here as well)

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