To trust someone is to have confidence (sometimes without any prior knowledge) that they can deliver on your need to rely on them.
Trust is also admitting that you depend on something or someone other than your own abilities and that can be especially hard when society says that you can do anything you want to do all by yourself.
Growing up in a Christian household, I knew God and that he had a bunch of amazing abilities that kept my grandmother in constant communication with Him and therefore I simply believed in God and trusted that he would always be there when I needed him.
Little did I know that as I ventured out into my own world that I would tuck that blind faith somewhere in the back of my heart and become an independent woman. Yes, I still prayed and believed in His existence but I did things my own way and on my own time just in case God was busy with something far more important.
Truth is, I didn’t really trust Him to handle me effectively because I thought I knew what was best for me because I’m the one living this life.
Instead of having complete faith in the Lord (like I thought I did), I was using Him as a backup plan and that’s not how life is designed to be. Proverbs 3 highlights what trusting God is supposed to look like and it also tells how obtaining wisdom can directly bless your life.
After realizing that the only times I truly had peace during some of the toughest times of my life were the times that I had given up and told God that He had to fix it for me and I (wait for it…) TRUSTED that He would do just that. If I had put my complete confidence in Him at the beginning of each situation, I could have saved myself a ton of heartache and tears because He has always delivered on my prayers. Of course, I haven’t always gotten the outcome that I desired but I have always gotten an outcome that left me healed and whole, something that I would’ve never been able to do for myself.
As a wife, mom, and friend denying my need to be independent is something that I struggle with daily but sometimes trusting God means depending on the people around me. As scary as that can be for me, it allows Him to move into those relationships and create lifelong bonds. Each time I defeat myself and allow God to take care of me using the people around me, I may not get a “perfect” solution but I always get a winning outcome that’s long-lasting.
I encourage everyone to rely on God at all times and embrace the co-dependence system that is set up for us to have peace because without it those troubles will only become giants that you will not effectively defeat.
Believing that He is real and sovereign is not enough for a balanced relationship with Him, you have to be dependent, you have to interact with Him, and you have to be willing to follow through with His plans for you.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.Proverbs 3:5