Why is it that so many people have issues with this very simple word? Five small letters that hold a world of meaning.
Christians too. I've found that we are hesitant to completely trust. Perhaps its the scorched taste in our mouths from previous misuse of our trust or even the worldly sting of direct and conscious efforts to mistreat and bring damage against us. The brutal fact is that the way of trust in this world is damaged.
I must examine my heart. Examine my beliefs. Who can I trust completely? A whole lot of worried and stressed people in this world live their lives barricading their hearts from God, set on the belief that He did them wrong and that He cannot be trusted. Human error and sin placed on the shoulders of God.
I have a friend whose second child was born seriously ill, missing vital organs, other ones misshapen. She did not believe in God at the time and did not believe He existed. In her unbelief and desperation, she went down and found the little hospital chapel and cried out to the God she didn't believe in on behalf of her son. Her son lived.
Even though it was many years later that she came to know Christ, she looks back and sees the hand of God in her life in those early mothering years. Her blinded eyes were opened and she saw not a God who caused her son to be born ill but a God who kept his life. A seedling of Trust in her life that had grown.
We nurture and cultivate our trust in God by feeding our spirits the nourishment of His Word. Who is God? What does the Bible say about His character? Is He a man, capable of lying?
I find the people most easy to trust in my life are the ones most intent in pursuing the character of God - my husband, a few sacred girlfriends. I love the trusting heart of the little one curled on my lap right now, patting my face and playing with my ear. Their complete trust mirrors to me how I am to trust God without hesitation, with full security, and restfully.
"Worry is telling God He's not big enough to handle things." my friend Diane