There is one thing that God says to every believer regardless of their circumstances--'trust me.' ~Unknown
It's a word I've been latching onto since this past summer. I'm not ready to let go of this word yet, nor do I want to put it up on a shelf all polished and sparkly to begin anew with a new one for this year. To be honest I don't think humans ever get to graduate from learning to 'trust' God.
Here's the thing though: God is wild. God is mysterious often.
And because He is wild, to quote Mr. Beaver from the tales of Narnia, "he isn't safe... but he's good."
Learning to love and know deeply someone who's wild is hard--especially for those of us (like myself) who have a bent towards being skeptical. I'm sorely lacking in the trust department for many reasons. I'm finding that believing and trusting God to be and do all He says… is the hardest battle I fight. The hardest truth we ALL fight to believe and live out of.
Lack of trust is at the root of all our fears.
Lack of trust is the reason we don't listen to God or follow Him.
Lack of trust is why so many of us don't live life bravely.
Lack of trust is why we don't love well.
We give God top little credit. We don't give Him enough space. We don't know Him as He wishes to be known. And it all circles back to this issue of trust.
This year, along with being intentional, I want to dig my feet into this one question:
"What does it mean to know God so well that we trust God no matter what?" (from The Holy Wild)
Giving a shout-out to The Giving Keys today, who exist to aid the homeless back on their feet by providing them with a steady job to build experience and skills. They create jewelry out of old keys with a word stamped upon them that you desire to live more of in your life (e.g. strength, dream, hope, love). After you've worn the key as a reminder to the point where you feel like that word has become ingrained into your life, you pass on the key to someone else whom you think would be encouraged to live into that same message. Neat idea, right? I have one with the word 'trust' stamped on it to wear this year. You can purchase your own key here, and learn more about the company's story here.