“Always watch where you are going.
Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest
that was left out by mistake.”
~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
There have been times when I've had to hang out the "Closed for Repairs" shingle. Like you, I have been on the receiving end of a broken trust. Ouch.
Worse, I've broken a trust. Double-ouch.
Thank God for grace! His towards me, and His working in/through me.
Reparations can be tough depending on the nature of the breach. Of course we know that forgiveness is a vital, necessary framework, but even that can take time ... a process.
I'm always happy when I see rust growing on the Broken Trust: Closed for Repairs sign
Like everything else in life, prevention trumps repairs every time. Rust doesn't much like prevention. But I do.
You can make up a quarrel,
but it will always show where it was patched.
~Edgar Watson Howe