Our grandchildren are having a sleep over at our house for the next couple of nights. The house is noisy, chaotic and full of laughter and we love every minute of it. What I enjoy most about this stage in Tylan's life is his childlike trust and confidence in us. Sometimes he jumps on our bed and then bellows out; "Granddad catch me!" He throws himself forward and has absolute confidence that as he flies through the air he will be safe in his granddads strong arms.
Proverbs chapter 3:5 says; "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding." Pondering that verse, I wondered what it means to trust 'with all your heart'. The picture I get in my mind is one of total abandonment - abandoning myself into the arms of my heavenly Father knowing that He will catch me. It is that simple childlike capacity to believe that God is able to care for me.
The verse goes further and encourages us to 'lean not unto your own understanding.' This is where it gets tough. I am not sure about you, but many times when I pray, before I have said "Amen!" I am trying to figure a way through my own problem. That is not trust! It seems that our natural human inclination is to try and resolve our own issues. God has a perspective on our situation that we do not have - He sees what we do not see and He is significantly more clever than we are. We can trust Him because He has everything in control.
Perhaps you have been facing a challenging time in your life, or you have prayed for something for so long that you wonder if God is even listening. He is! His perspective on your situation is eternal and He will answer you in His time. Trust Him today, He has everything in control!
I am and always will be,
Recklessly abandoned, ruthlessly committed and in relentless pursuit of Jesus,