I picked up a handful of these cute little chalkboard label stand things (unofficial title) at Hobby Lobby to use for a flea market this past summer. After the big event I stuck one of these on our bathroom counter between the His &Her sinks. I planned to only leave it there for the weekend, but that’s been months ago and it’s still there today.
I was planning to scribble “love” on it, but decided to ask Mr. Awesome to give me a word to describe our relationship.
Without even letting a second pass, he blurted out “TRUST”.
Great word! Impressive!
Each stroke I made across the surface as I wrote the letters to the word, it sunk in deeper and deeper.
Trust really is our word.
If you take into account that my husband is 6 years older than me and he had to endured a portion of my teen years, me gaining my independence, getting my first credit card, my college years, building a house together, buying cars, and the craziness of suddenly deciding I was an adult and I was going to act like one- so nothing had humor anymore (that phase was really awkward)… then yeah, the fact that we have been able to trust each other through it all, well that’s pretty big.
The reality here is that over the past 12 years there have been times I’ve trusted my husband to get something accomplished, or keep something a secret or whatever… and he’s let me down. Sometimes it’s been pretty big.
To be honest, I’ve done the same to him. Sometimes even intentionally.
We learn from our mistakes and just keep movin’ right along.
Now that I’ve matured some in my faith and life, I love my husband selflessly. I respect him and honor him by consciously acting trustworthy.
I trust my husband when he spends the evening out with his friends. I trust him to work with other women on projects or to have conversations with them that would be acceptable in God’s sight. This act of trust has grown through our time and experiences together.
Even when we screw up, we just keep on trusting each other again.
TRUST is ‘our word’ right now, and I do trust my husband, however my full trust starts in God alone.
I trust Him and he doesn’t intentionally let me down.
I trust that however things work out in any/every situation that they are according to His precious and perfect plans.
So no matter how hard I try to fully trust my husband, I know there will be times he lets me down. I know there will be times I let him down.
I also know that no matter what nothing compares to the Trust I have in God.
He loves, He provides. Always.