"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." --Ernest Hemingway
Trust – it’s a word that’s been on my mind a lot lately. There are about two-million ways that this could be taken right now, so let me make sure that I am clear: this issue of trust is… my issue. It is, at the end of the day, my wrestle with you Father. It is nothing to do with anyone else breaking my trust, but me allowing my trust in a person to supersede my trust in you.
Help me remember, Father, that trust is a process, that it is a movement we are all working on, that none of us is ever fully vulnerable nor do we need to be. Father there are ulterior and alternative motives to all things; good or bad, right or wrong – but you work through all to bring about your will. When we pray together that “your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” we are not asking that you fulfill your will. You fulfill it whether we ask it or not. Instead we are asking to enter into your will with our daily lives.
I guess I’m just grateful that we have a God who trusts, knowing we will fall short, but He works through that and within that and alongside us anyways. He makes that new. He restores what has been broken, even when we are the broken.
I thank you for your trust, and ask that you expand my capacity to invite others into the space you have invited me. I ask that this trust be in your will and not another’s.