My 1 year old daughter Ellen, and I have a game we often play when I get in from my study. She sits on the bed and leans back towards the floor. She will fall and hurt herself if no one catches her in this posture. Yet she does it because she trust daddy to catch her. She trust me with her life. And yes, I do catch her every time. I have to. After hundreds of iterations, I have never failed to catch her once. I would be damned if I betray that trust. Though the consequence of not catching her is much (she will hit her head on the floor), but that’s not what motivates me. What really makes me catch her each time is her trust in me.
If My Children Will But Trust
Imagine then, how God craves that you and I trust Him. Trust that He is who He says He is, and He will do what He says He will do. Trust that He has your best interest at heart. Trust that He is making a way. That He has gone to prepare a place for you, that where He is there you will be also. Trust that He will come through. Trust that He is faithful and not a backstabber or a betrayer. Trust in the darkest of nights, that the day light will break. Trust that in the rainiest of days, the rainbow will appear and the sun will shine again. Trust in the toughest of situation that there is a tinge of hope and that God is doing something now.
Trust is Currency
Fugitives rely on trusts as do Governments, families and yes, even the Church. No human or organization can make progress without bonds of trust. Trust is the currency of life. Your pastor cannot help you unless you trust him to be a man of God. Your bank can’t help you if you don’t believe they will keep your $500 safe. And so it is difficult for God to help you when you can’t even trust that He is and He will. Do this one thing for yourself today, trust that God is thinking affectionately of you this very moment.
And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them – Mark 6:5