Is it possible to trust, even when you do not understand? The initial response for most people would be no. We have a tendency to want to know everything before the word trust can be applied, when in actuality there are a lot of areas in our everyday life where we trust and have no clear understanding at all. For instance, we get into our car everyday and drive it, not understanding how everything under the hood works. We trust the car enough to get in and go so we can reach our destination. This same theory is true for when you sit down on a chair. You may not understand what the chair is made of or how it was constructed, but you trust it enough to sit down on it in hopes that it will hold you up and keep you off the ground. The second trust is broken it is very, very hard to get back. It’s like a crisp clean sheet of paper. Once that paper is crumbled up, it is close to impossible to ever get it back to that same crisp sheet it once was.
Taking all of this into consideration, why is it so hard then to trust the one who created all things? Why are we hesitant to trust the one who formed heaven and earth, trees, cars, chairs and even humans? In my opinion people have such a hard time trusting God because a lot of times they cannot comprehend or understand what He is doing. We trust the chair, even though we’ve seen it fall on the ground several times. Yet, God has never ever failed us and our trust in Him does not come quite as easy. If nothing else, look at His track record. It’s solid. Every time you have been through a storm in life you have come out victorious. In spite of every storm, heartache, pain or disappointment, by the grace of God you made it through.
In Isaiah 55, the Lord declares that His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. In essence that means there are going to be quite a few things we do not understand in this life. Never let your inability to understand turn into distrust and you trying to take matters into your own hands. Love is trust and if we really love God like we say we do, then we must trust His plan even when we don’t understand. Trust that you are where God intended for you to be at this very moment. Every experience, good or bad, is all apart of His divine plan for your life. Planning and preparation are good, but doing so without the peace of God is not. In other words, when you make your plans, if those plans do not go quite as you intended you should still have peace and know that it’s going just the way God intended for it to.
You may not understand what is happening in your life. It may be craziness all around you. It is times like these where your declaration of trust is put to the test. You say you trust God, but do you really? Your lights have been cut off, it’s the weekend and you know you paid your bill. Do you trust Him? You go to work early, stay late and have excellent reports from your superiors yet they give the promotion to someone else. Do you still trust Him? You lose your spouse then two days later your parent or sibling. Do you still trust? These are all situations that if you haven’t already had to deal with, it could come knocking at your door any day. Will the love you have for God and the trust you talk about rise to the occasion? Is it possible to trust even when you do not understand? Absolutely. You just have to have an intimate relationship with your creator so if and when the time does come, you can rely on His strength inside of you to make it through and not your own. I challenge all of my readers to make a choice. Decide today that you will trust God no matter what. When you do, you will have a quiet confidence and peace about all things. #iDeclare #IsItPossibleToTrustEvenWhenYouDoNotUnderstand?
Father God in the name of Jesus, please help me to trust you at all times. I need your help Lord because there are times when I do not understand what is going on, but I do not want that to pull me away from you. I decree and declare that the spirit of God inside of me will rise and give me strength in times of uncertainty. I will trust in the Lord until the day I leave this earth and join You in Heaven. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
Isaiah 55:8 NIV “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.”
Jeremiah 17:5-9 NIV “This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”