“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.
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