Trust is defined as "reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, of a person or thing; confidence; confident expectation of something; hope."
As a child, I remember singing the hymn, Trust and Obey. I think I liked the melody more than the actual words, to be honest. It can be easy to trust, but actually obey, I'm not so sure. As I have grown and matured in life and my faith, I do appreciate the 4th verse:
"Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet..."
-He wants me to be near Him and spend time in His presence.
"or we'll walk by His side in the way..."
-He is with me in the ordinary day-to-day stuff.
"What He says we will do, where He sends we will go..."
-that's the hard part, but I know God can be trusted to equip me where He calls me.
"Never fear, only trust and obey."
-Because God is reliable and all-powerful, I don't need to live in fear!
"You will keep the peace, a perfect peace, for all who trust in You, or those who dedicate their hearts and minds to You. So trust in the Eternal One forever, for He is like a great Rock—strong, stable, trustworthy, and lasting." Isaiah 26:3-4 (The Voice)
This post was prompted by Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on the Five Minute Friday website. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for 5 minutes to write and then posts, with little editing. (Some weeks I have more trouble with that part than others.) Check out the other writers this week!