When someone brings up the idea of trust, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Do you think of your family, friends, boyfriend, or girlfriend? Most of these people are the ones we entrust our deepest secrets and feelings to. But why? People build trust through relationships. This is the simplest answer to a very complicated question. Followers of Christ believe the only way to a relationship with God, is trusting him with your whole heart. Although this act is true, it is not as easy as it seems, because it involves one task many people struggle with, faith. “Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their soul to a faithful creator while doing good” (1 Peter 4:19). Faith means to have complete trust or confidence in something or someone. This is what it truly means to trust in God. I find myself constantly struggling with this aspect in my life. I want to rule my own life and take all the credit for myself, until, of course, things get difficult. But this is not putting all of your trust in Jesus. In fact, it’s just clinging onto a false sense of security that you will be able to control your own life. God does not work this way, yes, he is forgiving, but don’t take advantage of the love he engulfs you with. Everyone sins, and everyone second guesses their faith at times, especially when life throws a curve ball at you that you were not expecting. Instead of living your life day to day with the hope that someone or something good will happen, surrender your heart to the creator of the universe, and trust that he will take you where you need to be.
I pray that you talk to God about your struggles, and ask him for guidance, build a trust that you have never built before. I promise you, you won’t worry about the little things in life as much, and your heart will be at ease.