Do you have trust issues? I do. But they’re not so much with trusting others as with others trusting me.
I don’t mean trusting me to decorate a cake or back up a trailer or cut your hair. Ask my husband and sons about trailers and haircuts. I don’t even trust myself to do those things well.
My trust issues come when friends don’t trust that I will come through and do what I promised to do. Because being trusted means the world to me.
My trust—or being trusted—issues make me wonder if our lack of trust in God grieves our Father’s heart.
Remember when the disciples were in the boat, terrified by the storm-tossed sea? “But [Jesus] was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm” (Mark 4:38-39).
When we stay confident in God’s promises and care during life’s storms, I’m pretty sure that makes Him glad. But what a pang must shoot through His heart when we don’t.
We hear that in Jesus’ reply. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith” (Mark 4:40)?
At rock bottom, our great fear reveals our little faith. It unveils our ‘trust issues’. But we can’t trust someone we don’t know. So let’s get to know God. He revealed Himself in 66 books, because He wants our trust.
“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8).
What Bible promise(s) helps you trust God?