November Gratitude: Trust, Even Without a Clue

So I did the same thing again and again. I would kneel down in front of them at eye level and say, “Please look at Daddy’s face. Do you know how much I love you? Do you know that your Daddy is not a mean, bad man? Do you know that I would never ask you to do anything that would hurt you or make you sick? I am sorry that you can’t understand why Daddy is asking you to do this. I wish I could explain it to you, but you are too young to understand. So I am going to ask you to do something—trust Daddy. When you walk down the hallway to do what Daddy has asked you to do, say to yourself, ‘My Daddy loves me. My Daddy would never ask me to do something bad. I am going to trust my Daddy and stop trying to be the Daddy of my Daddy.’”

God does the same thing with you, over and over again. He meets you in one of the difficult hallways of your life, kneels down before you in condescending love, and asks you to trust his loving and wise rule, even though you don’t have a clue what he is doing.

(Paul Tripp)

One response to “November Gratitude: Trust, Even Without a Clue”

  1. I believe God showed me and gave a verse to me this week. I have been re-visiting and clinging to it all week.

    In II Chron. 20 armies are approaching to make war. Jehoshaphat begins to pray and this one phrase is how he concludes his prayer.

    It has become my main prayer this week.

    II Chronicles 20:12b “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

    So thankful that He is worthy of our trust, even when we can’t see the next moment in front of us. Worthy of our trust, even when we don’t know what to do.

    Keeping our eyes on Him alone…


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