Trusting Completely

trust “Trust, but verify.”

“Always go in with both eyes open.”

“Love many, trust few. Always paddle your own canoe.”

As we grow up, we are taught all manner of sayings about trust. And most of them taught me not to trust something that I couldn’t see with my own eyes or touch with my own hands.

In other words, life on earth starts at some point to harden our hearts against openness, against complete faith and trust. In following God, I learn to trust completely again. When I am taught to have childlike faith, the total trust in God is part of that.

As I work with my husband to raise a toddler, I see that open trust in us and more than anything, I don’t want to be the one to damage it. However, I also watch him and realize in a way that never struck me quite so deeply before, that I am meant to trust my heavenly Father just this completely. I may not always(or even often) understand His plan, but Scripture teaches that He has one and I can trust that it is good.

Again and again in the Psalms, particularly, we are given reminders to replace the ones the world gave us:

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” – Psalm 56:3

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” – Psalm 143:8

“I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”” – Psalm 91:2

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” – Psalm 20:7

We are reminded to soften our hearts and trust in our unfailing God.
This is written in 5 minutes for Five Minute Fridays, a wonderful community of writers.


7 thoughts on “Trusting Completely

  1. Amy,
    oh the challenges of a toddler do indeed build trust! 🙂 I really enjoyed your post. Thank you also for visiting me. That complete trust in God is certainly a marathon, not a sprint. Blessed to hear of your journey.
    (#4 in the linkup)

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  2. I’ve never had a toddler. I’ve never been around a toddler. I think I’ve seen them, though.

    Very early in life, I learned the truth of Shakespeare’s words from “Henry V” – ‘Trust none; for oaths are straws, men’s faiths are wafer cakes, and hold-fast is the only dog…’ (‘dog’ being in this case an archaic term for a place of fastening; still used nautically in the phrase ‘dogging hatches’, which means closing them and securing their locks.)

    Learning to be a trusting person is hard, and I’m a lot closer to the beginning than I would like to admit, especially to myself. And I do trust God; even though some of His promises are seeming to fall flat in the temporal, I believe that He’s referring to our whole being, temporal AND eternal, when he promises good instead of evil.

    36at FMF this week.

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  3. you are right that a lack of trust, disappointment of collapsed love is what hardens our hearts. It is so hard to have a closed heart to only one or a couple, before long it seems to shut off to everyone and even God..You brought up a good thought about trust that a relationship with God sometimes is what opens up a closed heart or softens a heart of stone.


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