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    Is trust a spiritual quality? I think it is. It seems related to faith and to doubt.

    What allows trust to grow? Can trust be restored when it's shaken?
     
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    Spiritual?

    Naah not with me, trust is earned. Period.
     
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    I trust in people that have earned my trust and people who feel I have earned their trust trust me.

    I trust in gravity becuse it has not failed me yet.
     
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    I don't think it's spiritual in nature. Faith and doubt are also not exclusively connected to spirituality. Trusting someone is based on a foundation of familiarity, and knowledge. I've known one of my best friends for a little over three years, and I would trust that guy with my life, property, and family. That didn't happen overnight, though. It took at least a year for that level of trust and closeness to develop.

    Maybe it's spiritual in the way that it's a developed bond between people. It really depends on how we're defining spirituality.
     
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    Are we taking bets on how many posts it will take for Sky to turn this thread into her favorite subject?
     
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    Faith and doubt are spiritual issues. I've had both in my life. Early on, I had many doubts. Faith has meant confidence to me. There certain spiritual things I have confidence in.

    Trust is another story. Some people are trustworthy from the very beginning, and they never waver. Trust otherwise, like you say, takes time.
     
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    I think it's a choice.. like love is a choice.

    1 Cor 13
    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
    5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
    6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
    7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    All those things above are actions we can choose to do instead of carrying the burden, or carrying the grudge, or punishing others for how they hurt us. Or even punishing ourselves.

    Easy to say and type yes - I fail at it big time. Recently alot, need some help, lol.

    I think fear has alot to do with it too, deep, hidden fears, hidden hurts, self preservation.

    This verse in the Bible is very interesting: It says fear has to do with punishment. I think if we analyse the times we are in fear; I mean really dig deep as to why we are fearing something or someone... perhaps it is to punish ourselves or others.



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    Some things are unforgiveable. All we can hope for is acceptance.
     
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    Which makes me think about when Jesus was talking about in the end times... when the love of many shall wax cold. (Matthew 24)

    If we think of it opposite then of what the Bible says is love... If we choose not to love.... Then we may covet, or then we perhaps aren't being patient, then we may dishonor others, or we can get proud, or, we start keeping a record of wrongs....or perhaps we don't trust.

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