Have you ever noticed how easy it is to trust someone you love? How whenever we get onto a car that’s driven by someone we love (it could be your parent, or sibling) we automatically know that we are going to reach our destination, we even start planning what we are going to do once we get there and do not worry about the possibility of actually never getting there? That’s because we trust the person sitting behind the wheel and we know from past experience that we always make it back home, safe and sound. You do trust the person behind the wheel also because you know they love you and would do everything in their power to prevent anything bad from happening to you, implying they will be cautious.
Now imagine putting that trust in one called the Almighty, the Sovereign God.
1 Peter 5:7 give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you
The same principle should apply to God; it is definitely difficult to trust Him when you do not have a relationship with Him. So first, you secure the relationship with God, then we can trust him in totality.
Romans 8:28 and we know that in all things God works for good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose
So what exactly is trust?
Trust is the reliance or confidence in the ability or strength of someone or something. A hope or strong dependence upon something in the future.
Having utmost confidence in someone is huge; that feeling of certainty that someone would never let you down.
Every day, our faith is tested one way or the other. Anxiety, fear and worry can take away from our faith. Someone once told me that worry is the absence of faith, the failure to believe that the same God who did it yesterday, will do it again today. Let me tell you this, God’s Grace cannot take you where it cannot sustain you. Read that again.
We pray for God’s strength and wisdom to be able to leave everything in God’s hands. It does not mean that we cannot cry out to Him and show Him our pain, we do not have to fake it and put on a smile even when it hurts.
Ever noticed how at times when misfortunes befall us we blame and at times say phrases like God does not love me or God why me but then after sometime we actually thank God for that misfortune? It is because God knows better than us, He already knows what’s coming and knows what is best for us. The process we go through is definitely not easy, every trial you face prepares you for something way bigger and way better.
“Gold will not be gold without going through the furnace…”
So let us normalise saying this prayer each morning ‘Lord help me remember that nothing will happen that you and I cannot handle’
Whatever happens, happens for a reason. We might not, rather we do not get to know why it is happening but we should trust the process. When we leave everything in God’s hands, we eventually see God’s hand in everything. Whenever we try and take matters into our own hands when God does not give us what we think we need and improvise, it goes sideways (Genesis 12).