Careful, attend, to where they go By words, discomfort, uncertainty sow
They make you uncomfortable, in what’re you do While declaring this, their love is true
If unhappiness, apprehension, constant you feel Most assuredly, their love’s not real
A user, perverse, seeing you as toys In truth, their words, just noise
When it comes to relationships and connecting with others around us, trust is an important factor. Trust binds and solidifies that bond between you and another individual and/or party. However, trust can indeed become broken when there is a rift in the relationship. This rift is typically caused by the other individual breaking that trust by betraying you, lying behind your back, or stating falsified rumors or remarks. It is very imperative that we as Christians avoid those who do not stand by us and instead, spew out negativity and two-faced gestures and actions. This is very similar to what Samson experienced with his relationship with Delilah. Judges 16:16 states:
“And Delilah said to Samson, ‘Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and where with thou mightiest be bound to afflict thee. And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death. That he told her all his heart. Upon learning the secret of Samson’s strength, Delilah betrayed him to the Philistines, who imprisoned and blinded him.”
In the Biblical story of Samson and Delilah, Samson, a Nazirite, fell in love with Delilah, a Philistine woman. Because of his love and adoration for her, Samson fully confided in Delilah and even revealed to her the secret of his strength after much pestering and goading. Delilah then betrayed Samson by having his locks of hair cut off, which removed his almighty strength, just because she was tempted by an exchange of monetary benefits offered by other fellow Philistines. In result, Samson became helpless, had his eyes gouged out, and died with thousands of people when God gave him the final strength to push down the pillars that surrounded them. This is a very sad and unfortunate ending to this Biblical story, but Samson died as a man who honored, loved, and trusted God. And this story should be a lesson to all of us in the long-run. We should not be distracted by outsiders who create unnecessary noise and toxicity. In terms of trust, choose the right people to stand with you but most of all, trust in God. Always.
May God Bless You All ~
About American University of Health Sciences
AUHS is a Christian based, minority-serving university, which educates students for careers in the healthcare professions. AUHS emphasizes the values of faith in God, love of humankind, and belief that all people have a right to healthcare and deserve a good quality of life based on the wellness of body, mind, and spirit. The university celebrates diversity and reaches out to groups currently underrepresented in healthcare and research. AUHS provides the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, hands-on practical training and supportive environment required to create competent and compassionate healthcare professionals.
American University of Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.