Love is great. God is love, but what makes a love richer is that trust is involved. A perfect picture of love can be seen in the Trinity. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one, in perfect unity.
A key element I find that makes all personalities of the trinity one is there is a trust in every facet that trust can be applied.
I believe that trust is the the glue that enriches love. That makes it grow. When trust goes we cannot flourish in love. We cannot reach the peaks of love. I believe the only reason why we can enter into such a higher form of love with the Father is because there is so much trust in His Son Jesus Christ: his atoning blood is speaking to Father to trust us. I believe the Holy Spirit is the activator to help us come into that fullness of love that he experienced with the Father and build us into that same trustworthy state.
What is trust
I like the first definition of trust that it is a firm belief.
Without trust you won’t have perfect peace, you need to trust else you will always be worrying about the outcome of results. You can’t be in perfect harmony and peace if you don’t trust.
How is trust gained
Trust = Time (duration & frequency) + Fulfilling what is promised and expected + Good reference
Trust is definitely built over time. In duration, you’ve observed someone or something over a period of time to gauge that a person or thing is trustworthy to achieve and fulfil promises and expectations . Also time in terms of frequency, that person or thing has consistently fulfilled promises and expectations.
Also that person or thing always (or frequently, we are human) delivers and fulfils what they have promised or expectations.
Finally, a good reference can add to the trust you apply to someone or something that you have never met before or experienced. Trust can be applied vicariously through the good report of somebody who you trust well.
Trust is such a precious virtue and its a higher level of love that everyone should seek and in our Christian walk we should be trusting in the Lord but also training and disciplining ourselves to be trustworthy likewise, so we can experience higher levels of love.
I’m reminded of these scriptures when it comes to the trust we should have of our heavenly Father and how we are to be more trustworthy in our Christian journey.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
2 Timothy 2:20-21
But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honour and some for dishonour. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honour, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.