\\ T R U S T \\ noun | \ˈtrəst\
Webster 1828: TRUST, noun 1. Confidence; a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principle of another person. He that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25. 2. He or that which is the ground of confidence. O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth. Psalms 71:1. 3. Charge received in confidence.
Merriam-Webster today: : belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. : an arrangement in which someone's property or money is legally held or managed by someone else or by an organization (such as a bank) for usually a set period of time : an organization that results from the creation of a trust
I haven’t posted words in like…five days. A weekend trip home, two photography shoots, A N D physics isn’t conducive to life sometimes. Some things are more important than others.
SO today we’ll have two words. Trust and Understand.
But first comes trust. The hard part of trust is knowing that I W O N ’ T understand everything. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
Part of faith is trusting in God.
For many people this is where they stop. They freeze. “I can’t understand everything? Know everything? Then how am I supposed to believe?”
But God simply asks us to put our faith in Him - to trust that He knows best and go with it. He never said it would be easy though. Hebrews 11 goes on to tell the stories of SO SO SO many people who lived their lives by faith. If you need some inspiration in your life, go read Hebrews Chapter 11.
Abel. Enoch. Noah. Abraham. Sarah. Moses. David. The list goes on and on.
They were no different than we were. People who were asked the same things we are asked every single day – to lay down our lives for something greater than us. But none of this would have been about them, if they had N O T trusted first.
Hebrews goes on to say that the world was not worthy of them.
You see if we live by faith for Jesus, the world is not worthy of us.
Chapter 12:1-2 goes on to say, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
There are those who have trusted before through far worse than we ever have been through. The first being Jesus Christ.
Trust itself is never an easy thing because by doing so we give our lives C O M P L E T E L Y to Jesus. But it is oh so worth it.
This is my friend Ryan. He has a servant’s heart that is only surpassed by his heart for Jesus.
This summer he's helping serve at a camp, SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology), so if for some reason he crosses your mind, be sure to pray for him.
This picture is so…just SO cool. I don’t know, it could be just me, but it’s so dramatic, and…cool.