"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much" Luke 16:10

There are many definitions of trust; it can be a reliance on the integrity, strength, or ability of a person, or a confident expectation of something or someone.
Trust can be hard at times, whether it is trusting that you are doing something right, or trusting that someone will be there to catch you when you fall. And building trust with each other is a whole other topic - everyone tends to have a different time scale of when they rely on or have enough confidence in you to share something with you.

Every week at  in the summer, you can witness this as you see campers come and go and watch how relationships build trust. Some campers don't need a lot of time to trust someone, while other campers take until almost the last day to open up and rely on their cabin mates or counselor.

One example that I saw this past summer was when a group of seekers were learning to paddle board on the lake. Most of them had never paddle boarded before, but they trusted the staff and the PFD's that they had on, if they fell in they would be saved. One camper in particular could not find his balance and would keep falling in and then would need help getting back on the board. Instead of screaming for help he would simply say "I'm in a pickle". A staff member would help him back on the board,  and when he would fall back in would again say "I'm in a pickle". He didn't give up and continued to be confident in the fact that there was someone there to help him.

God's trust is an absolute trust that can't be broken. I think you could associate the saying "I'm in a pickle" as a call out to God to show that you have trust in God. Think about who you trust, the trust you have in God, and perhaps think about a saying you can use when you are calling out to God, or that trusted person when you are "in a pickle".

Jamie Szamatula

Camp Hiawatha Hospitality Coordinator