Who Do You Trust?

Law enforcement personnel spend a lot time training to not “trust” anyone, in that you don’t turn your back on people who might cause you to live to regret it, that is if they let you live at all. But the problem with all of this kind of training is that you tend to not trust those who should be trusted like your spouse, your family, your department administration and others. Trust is one of life’s dearest opportunities and all to often it is lost because of something stupid. Trust is the most difficult thing to regain.

David in the bible said in 2 Samuel 22:2 & 3, “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in Him will I trust; He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my high tower and my refuge, my saviour; thou saved me from violence.”

He learned that trusting in God gave him a strength beyond measure, not necessarily physical strength but the kind of strength that enables you to continue in the hard times that come your way. Police officers need to remember their training but trust is in the Lord and Him alone. Trust in others comes from first trusting God to give you the needed wisdom to know who you can depend upon.

About Gary Smith

Chief Smith has served over 31 years in the criminal justice field. He is currently a consultant assisting public and private organizations better establish community goals and ethical conduct with the members of their organizations. Chief Smith serves as a facilitator, lecturer, professor and other capacities both inside and outside the criminal justice field.
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