I read a quote the other day that said, "You will trust God only as much as you love Him."
This is an interesting one to ponder. You will trust God only as much as you love Him.... It would probably be pretty safe to say it works the other way around, too. You will love Him only as much as you trust Him. Love and trust go hand-in-hand. You love someone at least partly dependent on how much you can trust them. If there is complete trust, then there can be complete love.
The Lord is wholly trustworthy, therefore He ought to be loved with abandon. But do we trust Him fully? Whether or not we do will reveal just how deep our love for Him goes. This is such a challenge. Because really, how much do we love Him? We may say we love Him greatly, but then comes the litmus test - how much do we trust Him?
Love and trust go hand-in-hand. Both are formed from a steady, constant, ever-growing relationship. So where is our relationship? How much we love and trust the LORD can be a good litmus test for where our relationship stands. When trust wavers and doubt threatens, it is our relationship with the Lord that needs to be returned to - not a happier day or life with fewer problems.
"Bad days" will happen, trials will impede, and gloom will cover our bright happy sunshine but if we fully trust the LORD and our love for Him is rooted firmly in His grace and goodness and will, our faith will be built, joy grown, and relationship deepened.
How much do we love Him? How much do we trust Him?