If I told you to sit in a chair at my dinner table, I’m confident you would be more than happy to take a seat. But if I told you to sit in a chair that was rickety with only two good legs, you might reconsider. One chair is trustworthy but another is not quite so worthy of trust. Trust is only as strong as the object in which it is placed.
At this point in our world, many uncertainties flood around us: the economy, the political landscape, questions about employment, questions about relationships, and thoughts about our future. In all of the uncertainty what might we trust in?
The past few weeks, I’ve been pondering some familiar verses from the book of Proverbs:
Trust in the Lord with all of your heart,
Lean not on your own understanding,
In all your ways submit to him
And he will make your paths straight.” (Prov 3:5-6)
In the Hebrew language and culture, the word trust derives its meaning from the concept of “lying helplessly face Read the rest of this entry »