“Trust the process” is one of the most popular sayings we hear as athletes. With the workout, we trust the coach to do their job, teaching the correct movement and form. In addition, we trust that when we follow through and are consistent, we are rewarded with the results we desire.
In relationships or our careers, we also have to grow a foundation of trust. As we develop trust, more responsibility comes, helping us lead fuller, richer lives.
In Scripture, there are several references to trust. Luke 19:17 speaks of how a servant gained trust with his master and the result that came from his efforts. ““‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’”
Trusting God brings joy and peace. Romans 15:13 reads, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
A powerful story of trust comes from Zechariah and Elizabeth. Both of them were old and to have a child was beyond anything someone of their age would expect. But it was Zechariah’s prayer that God would give him and Elizabeth a child. God heard Zechariah’s prayer.
When the angel appeared to Zechariah, he told him they would have a child named John. Zechariah, a man of great faith, still questioned God’s answer. He didn’t believe they could have a child because of their old age.
For this, the angel made him mute and he wasn’t able to talk until John was born. When he wrote on the tablet that his son’s name would be John, his speech came back. All Zechariah had to do was trust in God again.
- What blessings have you seen from trusting in God?
- Write down two ways you can build stronger trust in your relationship with Him.