1 Corinthians 13:7 KJV
“Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”
1 Corinthians 13:7 gives us a clear picture of what it means to really love people. I can honestly say that obedience to this Scripture has and was a challenge for me.
I was brought up to be suspicious and to distrust everyone, but meditating on the characteristics of love and realizing that love always believes the best has helped me to develop a new mindset.
Suspicion works against the very qualities necessary for godly relationships. Trust and faith bring joy to life and help relationships grow to their maximum potential, but suspicion cripples a relationship and usually destroys it.
Now, it’s true that people aren’t perfect, and sometimes our trust can be taken advantage of, but overall, the benefits of always seeing the best in people will far outweigh any negative experiences.
If you struggle with suspicion, remember today that we have the wonderful Holy Spirit in us to remind us when our thoughts are going in the wrong direction.
What to do? Ask the Holy Spirit to turn your suspicious thoughts into thoughts of love. Have faith, trust and love with a pure conscience.
Let Love Lead.