Why Trust is Worth It

Written by Tia Glenn-Cooke

Media thanks to Ze Frank

You’ve probably participated in trust exercises at school or work. Maybe you’ve crowd-surfed at a concert. Had a piggy-back ride. Taken a bite from someone else’s fork. These things all take a certain amount of physical trust and vulnerability, even if you don’t realize it in the moment. Hesitation before someone offers you that bite or assurance that they can carry your weight is a moment of quiet calculation. Is this person trustworthy, even in something as small as directing a fork to my mouth? Whether you grab at that handle yourself to guide their hand or leave it alone; whether you kick that foot out backwards to catch yourself or let go completely in a ‘trust fall,’ speaks loudly of your relationship with a person. If you trust them in these small things, bigger things will come more easily in your relationship. If you don’t, trust in other things may seem impossible.

Ze Frank (YouTube personality and TED Talk speaker) offers some insight into the importance of trust with the help of Cirque Du Soleil acrobats Alya and Gael.

We talk about trust as something you build, as if it’s a structure or a thing, but in that building there seems to be something about letting go. And what it affords us is a luxury. It allows us to stop thinking, to stop worrying that someone won’t catch us if we fall, to stop constantly scanning for inconsistencies, to stop wondering how other people act when they’re not in our presence. It allows us to relax a part of our minds so that we can focus on what’s in front of us. And that’s why it’s such a tragedy when it’s broken.

Is it possible to rebuild broken trust?
Read more on the importance of trust.
Do you trust your partner?

So, who do you trust? And how can you grow it?

 

3 Responses to “Why Trust is Worth It”

  • Susan says:

    Trish,

    Thanks for your comment. I feel, trust doesn’t come so easily. Even, people doesn’t believe even God so easily. This is man’s nature. But, like you mentioned, the more you get to know a person, the more you spend time with him/her the more you can trust that person. The same is the case with God. The more we spend time in prayer, reading the Word of God, the more we trust Him.

    I remember, I had struggled in this area so much. Then, I started asking God..Lord, help me..etc..then slowly God helped in this area.

  • Trish Hicks says:

    I am still learning trust , so i really have no miraculous answer for why trust would be worth it.All i really know is working our trust for the Lord, worketh our faith.And working our faith not only are we growing closer to him in our relationship with him.The closer we get the more he is apt to call us friend.Plus the more trust we put in him strengthens our endurance for pressure and patience which man is my downfall.It is said faith worketh patience.
    So all in all Putting all our trust in him proves to us that we can trust the Lord to provide for us. Which should really give us total peace. But i do know i am still working on it. How about you?Any takers?.

    I hope this can shed some light perhaps.

  • Very interested with you.Pastor Andrew Mwarur-kenya.

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