This morning, my devotional stated that trusting in God’s love is an expression of our love. It really got me thinking, we easily confess our love for God, but we struggle with our trust. Things happen and we bite our nails, pace our floors, and beg God to remember us – to not leave us in this dark place.
Trust requires that we know the person. We don’t trust strangers. You wouldn’t hand your purse to some you don’t know to watch over.
“Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm. The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!””
(Matthew 8:23-27 NLT)
But the more you know a person, the more you know whether they are worthy of your trust. You know their faithfulness, their heart, and how they act and react to things.
The same is true with God. The more we know Him, the more we know how faithful He is. The thing is – at least in my life – the more I know God, the more I trust Him and the more I love Him. The more I know him, the more I want less of me and more of Him.