Learning to Trust God


This past weekend, our family headed out to my parent’s house for some birthday celebrations for Dad.  There was a lot of extended family around, so it also served as an opportunity for family who haven’t been able to meet Elizabeth to do so.  As you would imagine, Elizabeth got to see quite a few new faces.  There were a lot more faces than she was used to for sure, so with a lot of people, she would become unsure and look for Melanie or myself.  Obviously, this was a quite expected response for the situation.  Most people would only be able to hold her for a few minutes and then have to pass her on because of it.

Later that day, I happened to have Elizabeth up in my arms.  With her facing me, I held on to her and bent over forward and back up to get her to laugh a little.  I wasn’t expecting any more than that really, but she had her own plan.  Once we got back up, without a thought, she threw her head back, forcing me to do the same thing again a few more times.  Dad was watching the whole thing and mentioned how amazing it is to see how fearless her trust was.  It was a great point that I probably would have missed myself in that moment, since I was just trying to provide some entertainment for her!

This illustration brings to light a valuable point:  Fearless Trust

We need to learn to trust God in all things.  Elizabeth didn’t need to look behind her to ensure that she would be safe, she simply closed her eyes, smiled, and through herself back knowing that I was going to be there to catch her.  In the same way, we need to learn to trust God in all situations of our life, good or bad.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

Proverbs 3:5-6  NLT

As you can imagine, its a lot harder to trust someone so implicitly without having a relationship with that person.  Elizabeth is able to have such a trust with Melanie and I because we have been watching over, loving her, and keeping her safe since day one.  The same applies with a relationship with God.  He has been there since day one; watching over you, and loving you.

“Those who know your name trust in You, for You, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.”

Psalms 9:10  NLT

Choose to have a personal relationship with God and allow that trust in Him to grow and strengthen.  Learn to trust God and as you trust in Him, he will fill your life with hope and many blessings.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13  NIV


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Until next time, God bless!

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