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 NIV
According to a Canadian Angus Reid poll released last June, in about two-thirds of the respondents general trust in society and its institutions improved slightly over pre-pandemic. About 58 per cent trusted their neighbours slightly more after the pandemic than before. Pollster Cary Wu said, “I was worried about social trust, that there might be a huge decline. But the research shows that’s not the case.” About 19 per cent registered little change in their general feelings of trust. Almost a quarter felt the same toward their neighbours as they did before COVID.
In a world where trust seems all too uncommon, Christians are called to put their trust in the God who cannot be seen, at least not with human eyes. It isn’t surprising that trust in things of the world is difficult – every one of us has been disappointed by some human being, or human institution. But never will our Creator God disappoint us. He can never break a promise, and He gives a wonderful one in Proverbs 3:5-6: “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.” In the world, trust can be tentative. When it comes to Jesus, our trust must be complete. We are called to quit trusting in our own ability and wisdom, and throw ourselves completely on Him. When we do, He gives us a wonderful promise – He will guide us and direct our lives in a way that gives our lives purpose and meaning, and clear direction. If you have found yourself wandering and wondering about life, the solution is simple – trust in Jesus completely!
These have been words from the heart.