2. confident expectation of something; hope.
3. confidence in the certainty of future payment for property or goods received; credit: to sell merchandise on trust.
4. a person on whom or thing on which one relies
What do all these define? One simple, five letter word...T R U S T.
Such a small word, but its meaning contains so much. Trust is such an easy thing for a child to do. I've seen it so many times at work. Yet it seems as we get older it becomes harder and harder to do. We have to know why...or see results in order to trust. In the Christian walk, trust is such a basic principle, but it's one that I find myself struggling with at times. Trust God, such an easy thing to do, yet so often I want to see more than just one step at a time, I want to see the whole road and around that bend as well. Once again, the Lord spoke to me in my devotions and seemed to say, "Nicole, why do you think I put you through hard times, why do you think I only show you one step at a time?" "So that you will depend on me, so that you will run to me, rely on me, and cling to me..."
If we could see beyond today
As God can see;
If all the clouds should roll away,
The shadows flee;
O'er present griefs we would not fret.
Each sorrow we would soon forget,
For many joys are waiting yet
For you and me.
If we could know beyond today
As God doth know,
Why dearest treasures pass away
And tears must flow;
And why the darkness leads to light,
Why dreary paths will soon grow bright;
Some day life's wrongs will be made right,
Faith tells us so.
"If we could see, if we could know,"
We often say,
But God in love a veil doth throw
Across our way;
We cannot see what lies before,
And so we cling to Him the more,
He leads us till this life is o'er
Trust and obey.