are they more or less the same thing? i thought forgiveness is more like a gift but trust is earned. but having second thoughts now
the bible talks about forgiveness but not really about trust.
for example, when god forgives our sins, he blots them out and doen'st count them against us. he probably doen'st forget about them but they are no longer separating us from him. but we never really hear about god trusting us. does it not work like that with him?
a more human example, if your spouse cheats on you or one of employee steals something from you, you can forgive them, as in, don't hate them or hold grudges but maintaining the relationship can be hard or sometimes not possible. that would be the trust part?
but if you compare with God's kind of forgiveness, it's like the trust part is encompassed in it as well. so if we applied that to our human lives, it would be like telling the person that did something bad to you that it's ok and the relationship just goes back to normal without any work in earning their trust on their part.
sorry if it's confusing, does anyone get my point though?