Trust…such a powerful word. One that holds weight.
What or whom do we trust in?
Trust – (noun)
- assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
- One in which confidence is placed
Trust – (verb)
- to rely on the truthfulness or accuracy of: believe
- to place confidence in: rely on
(A few definitions of the word trust from the Merriam-Webster dictionary.)
We can place our trust in many different things: our own ability, our strength, our knowledge. Or the ability, strength and knowledge of others around us. We can also trust in things; such as medicine, natural remedies, routines and theories.
But at the end of the day, are we trusting in the right thing? Do we have assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, and truth of the LORD?
I would love to tell you that I have trusted the Father every step of the way, but that would not be the truth. I have struggled along the way to trust His plan, purpose and timing. Which is why I am thankful that his mercies are new every morning.
Because of the LORD’S great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV
Today I am thankful that He is faithful. I am thankful that He works all things together for good. I am thankful that He has a plan. I am thankful that He has the solution before we ever have a problem. And I am thankful that He holds our boys and their health in His hands.
What are you thankful for?
Pause and Reflect: Where have you placed your trust? Are you trusting in “horses and chariots” or are you trusting in the LORD?
Pay it Forward: What is one small step you can take today to begin trusting in the LORD and lay your worries down?