Throughout our week, we put so much trust in people that we do not know with our lives and personal belongings. If you ride the bus, you trust the bus driver to guard your life and safely get you to your destination. The same goes for cab drivers, air pilots and the like. When you go to a restaurant, you trust some random chef to prepare a meal for you that is properly cooked and that won’t poison you. You trust cashiers and bank tellers with your money and if you have children, you trust school teachers and daycare workers with their livelihood until they return to you. Nine times out of ten, you have never met these people a day in your life. Despite that fact, you still trust them with important duties that potentially, if done incorrectly, could end your life or drastically alter it.
With that said, why is that we can so easily trust complete strangers with our lives, personal belongings, and well being and be okay with it, but when it comes to giving God that same kind of trust, we make it soooo difficult? We say that we believe that He has all this power, yet we don’t want to believe that He can utilize it. We say that we trust Him with our lives and what He is going to do in it, but then we allow worry and doubt to rob God of the trust we say that we have in Him. We are so quick to confidently quote Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” But as soon as something doesn’t go as we planned, our trust diminishes. (It’s okay, I’ve been there plenty of times too) We don’t trust Him to get us through hard and trying situations, we don’t trust that He can make things possible out of impossible situations. But we can put our full trust in a human whom we’ve never met with our well-being and our lives? Where is the logic in that?
If we can trust in the behavior of complete strangers for our well-being, how much more should we be willing to trust the Creator of the universe with our lives? Don’t forget who God is and what He is capable of. He’s already mapped out the plans for your life so just rest in the fact that He knows best.