A Glance at Trust1
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
- Proverbs 3:5-6
We’re going to be zeroing in on one small section of scripture again this week … just two verses. One sentence. But it packs a punch.
Trust is one of the most meaningful, powerful forces in the world. When someone entrusts their trust to you, you’ve received a special gift. Trust stands at the epicenter of all great relationships, all lasting friendships, and all great endeavors. Trust can move mountains.
And we have so many options for where to place our trust. We can lean our trust against our bank account or 401k. We can toss our trust at friends and relatives and hope they catch it. We can snip our trust up into itty bitty segments and distribute them broadly, diversifying our trust portfolio to minimize the risk of disappointment. We can even try to entrust ourselves to ourselves.
But the writer of Proverbs challenges us to focus our trust in another direction … and to do this wholeheartedly (as we’ll see tomorrow).
When was the first time you remember experiencing trust? What images come to mind when you think of trust? Whose trust are you most grateful to be entrusted with?