The Trust Façade

Many people would say that developing trust in the Lord is a valuable thing to gain in life. I for one could not agree more. What I have found often difficult for many is to define what trust is.Rather than going to Webster’s dictionary to find the answer, I simply feel the need to share this one verse of what trust isn’t. Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

So, for those of us who like math, I see the equation as this:
Leaning on your own understanding (=’s) not having trust in the Lord.

We are so guilty of praying to God, “Father, You know that bind that I’m in and I ask that you would just bring the provision that I need.” And then, soon after we finish praying we sit and we think of all the ways that we might receive that provision, and think of how quick it might or might not happen. This is NOT a good picture of developing trust.

Living in the Kingdom of God requires us to recognize God as trustworthy and to lean NOT on our understanding because the ability of God to do something in our situations far exceeds our ability to dream up the possible solution that He might choose to use.

That’s developing trust. Believing the answer is coming and that it has been provided for, even when we have yet no clue which direction it’s coming from.

Oh, the beauty of the Kingdom of God!
Now you have to trust.

Learning to wholly trust,


~ by cotysloan on July 23, 2007.

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