My husband says I have trust issues. I told him he has control issues. Half in jest, I asked if one is better than the other. Which got me thinking about trust.
We all have dysfunction, baggage, junk, issues, “quirks.” Some of us own ours. Some of us don’t.
My question is simple. As an adoptive/foster mom or mom of a blended family, do you trust less after parenting your kids? Do their behaviors affect how you view others?
Unfortunately, I think my answer is yes. After being told lie after lie for years, as my kids begin to heal I have trouble trusting them. I want to but there is a voice nagging me to beware.
Is it possible to trust another person 100 percent? I don’t think it is, for me at least. We are all humans, fallible and capable of making mistakes.
Does this “trust issue” carry over into other relationships? Is it possible to trust more?
How does this affect our relationship with God? I “know” that God tells us time after time in His word to trust Him. Day after day, I work on that process. That relationship. And I fail miserably. Not because God is not trustworthy, but because I am human.
What do you think? I don’t have any answers, just questions.