Trust comes from faith---Faith-the firm belief in something for which there is no basis. What is the old saying? "Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me?" Until we have had experiences which jade our perspective, our natural inclination is to trust others, probably rooted in our life experiences beginning as a baby. A baby trusts-instinctively-someone will come and fulfill their need, if they cry. Our trust factor is high--until someone breaks our trust, and then we begin to build a wall of doubt.
Trust and faith are so intertwined that it is like the chicken and the egg--which came first? I trust God because of my faith---I have faith that I can trust God.
Long ago a young girl--was visited by an angel and told that though she was a virgin, she would have a baby--He would be the promised Messiah. Her husband- to- be was visited by an angel, he was told to accept this girl though she was pregnant. They must have been knocked off their feet by this announcement--HOW COULD THIS BE? They trusted God and on faith moved forward to fulfill His revelation to them. They did not flee--they fulfilled their promise to one another--and they trusted God with faith.
It was time for a census---anyone who has ever been 9 months pregnant can testify the last thing you want to do at this stage is walk or ride a donkey for miles. There would not be a place to stay--they knew that when they left--for knowing there trip would be slow--everyone else would get there first and they would be out in the cold with no place to stay--they had faith God would provide.
Finally arriving and the pangs of childbirth already coming--they searched and kept knocking--someone took pity and let them stay in the barn. They kept looking in faith knowing God would provide.
A baby was born under a star so bright that no light was needed. Angels sang, shepherds walked up, and eventually wise men brought gifts---all accepting in faith with trust that the Messiah had arrived.
With faith they trusted--knowing God has NEVER broken His Word. Blind faith in a God they had not seen. Trust in His unrevealed plan. Never doubting proceeding down the path He had planned long ago, they had faith He could be trusted.
Do I have this same blind faith? He has proven over and over He can be trusted. Why can I not relinquish control and trust blindly with faith? I am praying for that same blind faith of long ago--trusting He will reveal His will as I walk the path. ALL for his good glory.
"I am the Lord's servant, Mary answered.
May it be to me as you have said."