JOURNEY OF TRUST
We, as individuals, are created with a
natural need to "trust." As infants we naturally "trust,"
depending upon someone else to feed us, care for us, meeting
all of our needs. As we grow and develop we direct that
trust to someone else, sometimes to another person, to
ourselves or perhaps to a governmental body. However, the
"wise" person will learn to depend upon and trust the one that
knows them best: his/her Creator.
Holy Writ provides an incredible example of
"trust" in the life of Abraham."Now the Lord
said to Abram, 'Go forth from your country, and from your
relatives and from your father's house, to the land which
I will show you." (Gen.12:1)
Abraham had a
choice. He could "obey" and "trust," or he could
have chosen to simply ignore and live his life as he
pleased. Though he was far from "perfect" he chose
to "trust." In his journey of "trusting," in his
"human-ness" he made many mistakes and had many moments
of doubt. However, through it all, God blessed him
and used him.
Oft time, in fact,
the majority of time, "trust" does not come with a
blueprint set before us. No details about what lies
before us. Often we do not know our final
destination! We haven't a clue as to how long our
journey will take! Nor do we know the challenges that lay
ahead. We, like Abraham, are called to simply
As in the life of
Abraham, so it is in ours: there is no "looking back."
Trusting is a life of dedication.
And, it is only in this
dedication that one will ultimately reach their
destination. As it was in Abraham's life, so it is in
ours, if we are to live fulfilled lives, we must individually
realize that we did not create ourselves and (that) our Creator
has a special plan, purpose and destiny for us. God is no
respector of persons. What He has promised for one, He
promises for all who make the decision to obey Him and
willingly choose to trust Him with our lives. As it was
in the life of Abraham, we can depend upon the promises given
by God to direct, protect and provide for all of our needs as
we embark upon our Journey of Trust.