Monday, January 14, 2008

Trust: The Key To Everything

The other day a friend of mine made the comment that trusting God seems to be the hardest thing for us to do, even as followers of Jesus who should find it easy...or at least fundamental to our daily practice.

Several thoughts splinter outward from the impact of this statement. First, I wonder why it is that we find it so hard to trust God. Second, I wonder if this isn't the central key to everything.


There are several possible reasons for this. One being that we may have a problem with trust in general. Meaning, all of us have been manipulated by the media, society, politicians, teachers, lovers, parents, etc. all of our lives. After a while we simply lose the ability to completely trust anyone or anything 100%.

There is no logical reason not to trust God. After all, if you could name only one being in the entire known Universe whom you should be able to trust with absolute certainty, it is God.

The question then becomes, if we can't fully trust God with our everyday life, why not? What is it that prevents us from trusting God? Why is it so hard? What can we do that will make us more capable of trusting God with everything?

More on this later this week over at the [Subversive Underground]...

keith giles

1 comment:

chuck said...

Quote:"What can we do that will make us more capable of trusting God with everything?"

The only thing we can do is submit. It's like jumping into the pool. It could be cold, it could not. You never know until you jump in.

If we make the effort to come closer to God then He will come to us. I have relied upon this next passage when I have been in particularly hard times.

Psalm 9:10(NKJV)
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

I am by no means saying that there is some magic bullet that makes everything swell in times of trouble, but I am saying that there is comfort in knowing that God is near. Trials and tribulations are just that, and they suck to go through, but we must trust in God's wisdom in placing us in those times, or allowing them to happen, or predestining our lives around such things(how's that for all inclusive?)

I think the very fact that we are fallen innately places us in a position of mistrust.