Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Trust is like a vase.. once it's broken,
though you may be able to fix it,
the vase will never be the same again.


Just a thought said...

Good glue and a steady hand may/can reconstruct the broken vase. Good case of Godly sorrow and a touch form our God can help reconstruct confidence.
Yet or however both will have points of weakness and they both may have a problem containing what is placed within.
My desire is to be that one whom a friend can trust to hold what is said in an unglued container!

Just my thought;

DeadMule said...

I don't believe this. I think absolute forgiveness is possible.

Karen Hopper said...

Mervi & Helen,
Forgiveness and Trust wear two different hats. I have forgiven many but to completely trust them once again - well, that will take time.

April Renee said...

Well said Sis. Hopper,
There are those who have broken "trust" and that is something that is earned. It's a privileged,honor and responsibility to be trusted. And when that is broken, grace helps us to forgive and continue to love the offender, however we must use wisdom and know that some can not handle that precious gift of trust.

Anonymous said...

Sis. Hopper, I agree. My husband and I were just discussing this the other day. He said, "In the back of my mind, I can't help wonder if _______ will do "it" again. It's so hard to trust him." I felt the same way.

We still love this person, have forgiven this person to their face and in our hearts, but...there's just this little nag that won't let us forget. And since we can't forget, at least for now, we still cannot trust...completely.

Oh, how this truth makes me want to never break someone's trust. But...I'm afraid I may...because I'm human. Sigh...

Karen Hopper said...

I am so thankful that I can forgive but the trust factor with that person may never come. It is a sad state. Don't worry about yourself, you are 100% trust worthy. Why do I know? Because I've seen you in action, and heard your words.