We should always trust God, no matter what the circumstance. He knows all and sees all, so when he tells us something we must trust.
But trusting people is a whole different matter. I think it all boils down to patterns of behavior. If someone asks you to go out to dinner on Friday, but they keep calling and cancelling and they did that 3-4 times before you were supposed to meet, you would probably say “listen, just forget it”.
And then if they ask you a month later to meet them for dinner, the first question out of your mouth would be “are going to cancel the dinner date again?” Then if they said no, you may give them the benefit of the doubt and say yes. But if it happened again, few of us would give them another chance because you are seeing a pattern in their behavior.
So what would make you give them another chance? Well I know for me something would have to be RADICALLY different. They couldn’t just ask me a question. The person would probably have to show up and pick me up and take me right to the restaurant, when they asked me. lol
What’s that saying…“fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me”. I want to say “fool me multiple times, and I’m just a fool”.
When people keep making a fool out of you, you learn from it and move on. You forgive, but the only way to believe them the next time is if something is radically different. And if you don’t see that..keep moving along.
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