this lead lauren to say that looking at the grand scheme of life, isn't trust the central exercise we as followers of Christ need to practice? trust that He is a provider. trust that He loves us just like He says He does. trust that He listens and responds to prayer. trust in the truth the Bible claims. trust that He forgives. trust that He redeems us... and on and on...
foundational trust that He is who He says He is and does what He says He does.
so now these days, anytime i am inclined to point my finger at Him in accusation that He has somehow left me or does not respond to prayer or changed His mind about loving me or is no longer making me new, i am learning to trust Him despite how i feel or what i think.. because feelings and thoughts change.
ultimately, His ways and thoughts are not our ways and thoughts and it's impossible to understand Him fully, so we need to trust what we do not know about Him or about life to the God who has proven Himself trustworthy throughout the generations. and ain't it grand to have such a God?! so much security and peace come too!
and so, i am increasingly thankful that He is trustworthy.