When we have faith in nothing else we can still stand confident leaning on our faith in God. For the person who has been hurt, often repeatedly, an inability to trust others can be a hard thing to overcome, but there is a way.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
A lack of trust brings on worry, anxiety, and fear. These or burdens not necessary for a Christian to carry. It’s true that we can not trust everyone around us and if we’re honest we have to admit that we can’t even trust ourselves, but there is One in whom we can place our trust and never be let down. God is faithful and true, He can not lie, and His plans for us are always good. He wants the best for us, to teach us, bless us, grow us, protect us, and even when He corrects us it is still only for our good. The more we learn to cling to His word, seek His wisdom, and hear His voice the more we are able to stand confidently trusting in Him, His promises, and who or what He tells us we can trust. The hearts of man are deceitful but the heart of God is pure and true. When we come to a place where we can no longer trust people, situations, or even ourselves, that’s when we are finally able to fully trust God. There is great strength, power, confidence, and above all, peace in that place of trust in the only One who is truly deserving of it.
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:29-30
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
“Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
So the answer is simple. We put our trust in Him alone and because we know that we can trust Him, we can then trust in who and what He tells us to without fear. This effectively causes us to shift our focus from our problem where there is anxiety, to our problem solver where there is unshakable peace.
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” – Isaiah 12:2