Spending father’s day with my three daughters was interesting. We went to the swimming pool, after lunch, with the girls as part of the day’s celebration. While at the pool an interesting event happened between me and the younger twin. While the other two were busy swimming her idea of fun was going out of the pool, holding my hand and jumping back into the pool. She was holding my hand and jumping down happily into the pool not knowing the danger she is putting herself into.
As I stood there doing the work of protector and life guard to my happy toddler jumping in and out of the pool, and ignoring my warnings as to the repercussions, I heard a voice say to me ‘Don’t be surprised. This is what humans do”’. You never listen to my warnings but always prefer to have your ways even quoting my words back to me as a form of justification for your actions’. I walked over to her mother, who was battling with the older twin and told her what I just heard. I walked back thinking it was over but I was wrong. She stretched out her hands and demanded I hold her while she continues with her ‘dangerous game’. After about thirty seconds, I observed that she was actually jumping with her eyes closed while holding my hands. To her, she could do anything she wants because ‘daddy is here and he will hold me”. Then I heard that voice say “I wish humans trust me like your daughter trust you to keep her away from falling or catch her when she falls.
When life is not going how we think it should like, and we find it hard to trust God. We even go as far as trying to take the steering from Him, to boss Him around, and try and force Him to do things our way.
I like the way Joyce Meyers defines trust when she said: “Trusting God is simply believing that He loves you, He’s good, He has the power to help you, He wants to help you, and He will help you.
“Your right now doesn’t have to be your future” Tyler Perry
Let God take the wheel. Granted, this can be hard, especially when life is tough and you’re not sure where the road may lead. Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”. Let him see the trust of a child in you.