“It’s not really trust if you need answers first.” — Chloe (Smallville)
We’ve been Smallville fans lately. Chloe shared that little gem with Clark Kent after he had a hard time believing her when she told him they were in a “virtual world” and not the real one.
The definition of trust doesn’t make it exclusive to NOT having an explanation. As a matter of fact, the definition of trust doesn’t really mention anything about having a basis or reason to trust. Instead, it talks about having confidence in another or in a situation. If you look up the word the “confidence”, you’ll find that it has a lot to do with simply “trusting”.
I never knew that.
Over the last few years, I’ve had a journey on the road of trusting my heart. It’s not been an easy one, especially when I’ve had to battle constant questions about my own abilities and strength. But I found out something that’s made a difference.
The key to my confidence is not in me trusting myself more, but trusting God more. Believing what he says about me and what he says about what he can do. It’s when I believe and trust the almighty God of the Universe that I dare to go down unknown paths and into scary new horizons. It’s his strength that gives me legs to stand on, and it’s his love for me that helps me see my value.
I don’t understand God sometimes. I don’t know what he’s up to, or why some things take really long, or why some things just don’t appear to have a silver lining, but it wouldn’t be trust if I made him explain it all, if I only believed when it all makes sense. Trust is having confidence, and if there’s anyone in the entire world we can have confidence in, it is God.
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. ” Hebrews 10:35-36