he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing."
(Zephaniah 3:17 NIV)
Trust isn't about blind faith. I have watched God work in my life and in the life of others. I know He is good. I know He cares for me. I know He is the only steadiness in this rapidly changing world. That is what trust is for me: relying on WHO God is...
When I walk in my house, I turn the door knob. I never wonder if the knob will turn. That is its function. I never wonder if my house in on the inside. It always has been. When the knob doesn't turn correctly or my key won't come out, I don't think, "Well, I am never going to find my house." I think, "What the heck is wrong with this thing?" because it goes against the nature of it. I look to see if I put my key in incorrectly because the door knob never changes, but operator error is always a random possibility.
In much the same way, tho on a much more magnificent scale, I can rely on who God is, on the attributes I find in Scripture and on the evidence I have from my own life.
This verse makes me smile because although I knew God was with me, I knew He desired to care for me, I knew He loved me, I knew He soothed me with that love...I never imagined Him singing to me in joy. Isn't that the most amazing thing?
The God of the Universe finds so much JOY in me that He SINGS?!?
He never ceases to surprise me. He never ceases His lavish love. He never ceases to give me reasons to trust Him.
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