Trust might be a difficult word to define…. Much less live out in our daily lives. I heard about a conversation the other day my son, Patrick II had interacting with his 9-year-old daughter, Adalynn. While a bit annoyed having to put away her clean laundry, she elected to put each piece of clothing away one by one, opening and closing the drawer each time. Patrick suggested she fold and place each piece into piles first, then put the nicely folded pile into the drawer all at once. Adalynn seemed to consider the suggestion but ultimately ignored the advice. Patrick insisted, saying “Adalynn I’ve been around much longer than you, so you should TRUST that I know a much better way of doing this. To which Adalynn looking up to her father responded, “Daddy, I do TRUST you, but I still want to do it MY WAY!”
BOOM! Is that not a conversation we are tempted to have sometimes with God?
Sure, we trust him. But we think we don’t need to bother him about every little detail of our lives. Or we've been praying about something forever and are still wondering about our next step so instead of continuing to wait on God we decide to take things into our own hands our own way. Many times, we end up with more complications than what we had before!
The Bible has plenty of scriptures about trust. Many of them are in the Psalms. Some of my favorites: Psalm 118:8, 149:4, 31:14 & 40:3.
Maybe trust isn’t natural for some of us and requires a lot of practice. However sometimes we can learn a bit of wisdom from children who are so honest and innocent in their responses.
Here’s the Truth: Proverbs 3:5 reads, Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Which to me means 100%. The rest of the verse reads: And lean not on your own understanding; (6) In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
I hope this is a reminder to you as it was to me. Because even when we don’t understand, if we continue to Trust God with everything in our lives he will guide & direct our ways.
That's A Promise We Can Keep!