Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 10, 2015

Relational Trust

cb devo mar 10“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV).

Several years ago, I had the privilege to sing in the choir of a church alongside a couple. The husband worked in counseling and the wife was a nurse. Usually, when you saw one, you also saw the other. It was evident from the way they interacted, they truly enjoyed each other’s company, even after being married 40+ years.

One Wednesday evening, as we were getting ready to practicing a choir piece, that husband lost his balance and almost fell off his chair. Fortunately, his fellow male singers caught him in time. For a few seconds we all scrambled, not really knowing what to do, until his wife got up. She firmly, but calmly, told everyone her husband was alright. As she held his hand and helped him by doing what needed to be done to make him better, she also addressed the choir singers. Her husband suffered from vertigo and every once in a while, during an episode, he would lose balance and either fall into a chair, a couch or a bed. All that he needed was to be still for a few minutes, until he could regain equilibrium and sit up or stand again. This husband was in good care with his wife.

Every relationship requires trust. Trust is something that helps the person who is providing something as well as for the one in the receiving end. When we trust the Lord with our relationships, we have something strong and durable, “because a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)

“Lord, please help us to relate to one another as we relate to You, treating those You give to us with respect and love, and being someone in whom they can trust. ”

For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Coffee Break

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