- Trust, like faith, is of the heart ... we cannot trust with our heads. Living a life of trust is living life from your inner man instead of your flesh - see my control blogging for more on the battle between the inner and outer man. This is problematic for many of us because we are conditioned from childhood to trust our heads and not our hearts.
- Our understanding is something that gets in the way of trust. How many times have we said "I just don't understand" ... I said it this week when I heard the news that Dana Reeves died. Understanding encompasses thinking and experiencing ... it is like God is asking us to not rely on the way things have always been or the way that we think that things should be.
- We acknowledge God when we trust Him even when we don't understand. Many believers are shipwrecked when life is hard. Life lets them down ... family lets them down ... friends let them down ... the church lets them down ... they rely on their own understanding and lose heart. We acknowledge God when we look crisis, hardship and the ugly of life in the face and trust anyway.
The outcome of trust is a straight path. Straight paths get you where you are going faster. We walk the long and winding road when we rely on our own understanding. Trust today ... it will get you where you are going faster.