Ever since the Fall, the sin of Adam and Eve, we weak human beings find it hard to trust God. Remember…the first thing they did after disobeying God was to hide from Him. He was the only One that they COULD trust, the only One who truly loved them and knew what would lead them to peace and joy. Satan had twisted God’s words and Adam and Eve believed him and everything went wrong!
We have inherited that wounded nature and we find it hard to trust our loving God. We don’t need to trust when things are going well, but only when things are NOT going well. In His love for us, God may put us in situations where we realize we simply can’t handle things ourselves, that we NEED Him. TRUST GROWS IN THE DARKNESS, NOT IN THE LIGHT! We can only flex our “trust muscles” when we are in hard times. God knows this and He loves us too much to leave us complacent with ourselves. May He NEVER leave us thinking that we are in total control of our lives! Pray for trust, and realize that when you do, you are asking for trouble. That’s OK because our Lord is more powerful and loving than any trouble that can assail us. AND, He has been through the darkness…a darkness that we cannot even begin to imagine, in His Passion and Death. Remember who had the last word…on Easter morning!