I have no faith in people or situations. People will let me
down--even those closest to me and who love me. Situations will
disappoint/not meet expectations.
My faith rests in the One True God who is above ALL things,
loves me unconditionally, and has my best interest in mind.
For me TRUST vs. MISTRUST is the underlying theme behind faith
and belief. I have been burned by people I trusted. That's made me
wary of trusting others. Consequently, I have realized that I
haven't always trusted God completely. I've been trying to maintain
a certain amount of control of my own life. I read a blog post that
helped me realize this. The writer said something to the effect
that Head Trust is impatient, will manipulate circumstances and run
ahead of God. Heart Trust is more relaxed. It's like that
trust-fall game where someone stands behind you, promising to catch
you as you blindly fall backward into his arms.
I've written several blog posts about faith and trust in God,
but this one about
Doubt might be of interest.