Trust is defined as this: the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. We all trust in things everyday. We flip a switch and trust a light will appear. We lower onto a seat and trust that the legs will support our body. We firmly believe in the reliability of many things and our actions prove it.
It is easy to say that we trust the Lord, but do our actions prove it? Believers would readily agree that Jesus is reliable, that He does not lie, that He is able to do anything, and that He is all powerful. We see these attributes on display all through scripture and if you have walked with the Lord any amount of time you have enjoyed the benefits yourself. So why then do we struggle to obey Him? Why do we choose our own plan over His?
If He is indeed worthy of trust, then our life choices should reflect the instruction we receive in His Word. Rest in the fact that His understanding of every situation is perfect and complete while ours is unquestionably flawed. As Corrie Ten Boom shared, we see the back of a tapestry, with its colorful chaos and endless knots. He sees the woven masterpiece on the front.
May we regularly examine ourselves and pray for the Lord to reveal areas of our life that we are holding back from Him. We can walk in obedience to Him with full confidence that He is weaving a masterpiece that will result in our good and His glory.