The prompt word for Five Minute Friday this week is “Trust,” and I’ve decided to go ahead and write about it, even though I want to be careful about this blurt-out-and-publish kind of writing. I can have confidence on this one, because by now I know who I can trust! So…
When I see the word “trust” here, the proverb immediately pops into my mind: “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…” (Pro 3:5-6)
I also think how scripture advises not even to trust in a friend (Micah 7:5)
The words of two old songs also come feed into my brain waves:
“I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name..”
“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”
Indeed, to trust Christ means to trust enough to obey Him, even in the difficult, the “impossible” commands He gives. And balking, not obeying, equals not trusting.
Trust not myself? Or my best friend? But Christ alone?
Why do I hold back sometimes, or follow Him, quavering? Do I really think I can trust myself or some human better?
The path of blessedness: trusting and obeying the Most Trustworthy.