Trust and faith

Trust is…

Loving, even if it means getting hurt.
Opening up, even if it means feeling naked.
Believing, even when nothing points to truth.
Hurting, because we WILL be lied to.
Happiness, when trust is vindicated.
Fulfilling, if it is returned.
What we do when no one is watching.

Faith is…

Sticking by someone, even if it means some sort of failure.
Helping a friend, even if they don’t want it.
Belief, even when all hope is gone.

Trust is faith but wrapped up into someone. It’s the personification of all the intangibles that go along with a person we can’t imagine living without – be they friend, lover or family. Faith can not be sustained without trust. Trust is the lifeblood of faith – existing in a symbiotic relationship, the result of which is… Love.

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2 Comments on “Trust and faith”

  1. Jesse says:

    Makes me think of a few things…
    Faith and trust are the same word in Greek (pistuo).
    I like the way you distinguish the two in your last paragraph. Trust is more internalized. Faith has an object. Faith being “the assurance of things hoped for, and the conviction of things not seen” makes more sense relationally than subjectively. It needs an object. And it might connect to trust like this: you have faith in a person that you trust.
    Back to the Greek: “so these three abide, faith, hope, and love…” could also read, “so these three abide: trust, hope, and love.” (I Cor 13:13)

    • skybishop says:

      Now that’s really fascinating! Love the Greek roots you make a point of. Reminds me of Genesis 11:6-7 NIV

      The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”


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