In recent years, I think I’ve experienced trust as a stopping point. “Well, [THIS] happened, so I guess I trust God in it…” Doors opened and doors shut, I made decisions the best I knew how, and trusted. I experienced loneliness and isolation, and later community and family, and I trusted. Or at least I tried to trust. What would have been the alternative? I DO believe in God. I DO believe he is good. And I DO believe he will take care of me. Ergo, I have to trust him.
I find myself now in a situation where I may be choosing to trust him. Choosing to move forward, believing he’s speaking, and choosing to trust. Oh yes, there are alternatives. I could hold back. I could wait. I coud change my mind. And yes, that too is trusting. But this, what I’m doing now, is a trust of a different kind.
I think choosing to trust, and then acting, is new territory for me. I think most of my “trusting” has been a response to ‘current events’ and not a proactive measure in following God.
But maybe trust can be bigger that that! Maybe the ability to trust can grow and develop and mature as we grow closer to Christ. Maybe trust isn’t so much the end as it is a jumping off point to start negotiations…