The Bible reads in Matthew 6:21, "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." People have several different ways of applying this scriptural text to their lives. When I read it this morning the words, 'there will your heart be also' really stuck out.
There are those who treasure and value things such as relationships, family, and friendships to the point where if turmoil is experienced in the aforementioned areas, the individual is deeply affected by it. Not because they're super sensitive, but more so because that's what they treasure most so it touches the very core of them when these areas are out of balance. What better treasure to have, right?
Money and material things may come and go but nothing can be compared to a longstanding and trusting relationship. To have someone who you can depend on no matter what is a feeling next to none. But how safe is it to put that much faith into another person? Different and changing circumstances can sometimes alter a persons behavioral patterns and that may include, how they act and respond to you.
I've discovered over time and I'm sure some you have as well, that the safest place to put your treasure is in the one who never changes and who will always love you no matter what, God. I found out that if we place all of our trust in Him, that we're better equipped and able to handle those moments where our trust is seemingly betrayed or when we're offended by someone close to us. Our expectations are lowered, enabling us to be more forgiving because we're more reliant on God. This will also assist in you being more supportive when you're not getting everything that you need from someone else. It becomes less about how they treated you and more about what's actually taking place their lives that you may be able to help with. You can't place your heartbeat into the hands of everyone, meaning you can't entrust that when people are dealing with their own issues of life, that they'll be there for you at all times. It's kind of selfish and unrealistic. So place those expectations on the all knowing and all seeing. His love is indefinite.
Be encouraged and trust God.