What does it really mean to trust God?

Sarah Cy
8 min readApr 17, 2018

“Trust,” according to Google, is defined as:

firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

Trust in God does NOT mean that…

…You believe everything will go the way you want it to, and it does

If that were true, those who follow God ought to be the most enviable people on Earth. Everything would go their way.

But obviously, it doesn’t, and they aren’t.

Believers living in some parts of the world are literally murdered for their beliefs — good people, who do nothing wrong. Others lose their jobs or livelihoods for their faith. Still others are mocked and belittled for the same.

Some people think that “believing in” God does entitle them to a problem-free life, and if they have problems, that must mean they don’t have enough faith or something.

But the Bible contradicts that idea.

“In this world, you will have trouble,” Jesus once said. (emphasis added) And a lot of the most Godly characters in the Bible suffered tremendously. God did perform many miracles, but he did not miraculously protect all of His people from everything:

Joseph was wrongly accused of rape and spent years languishing in a prison for nothing. Ruth lost her husband and became a poor peasant in a foreign land far from home. All but one of Jesus’ closest friends were tortured and murdered for talking about Him, and the one who survived was banished to an isolated island in his old age.

In the end, suffering and pain is something everyone must face, whether you trust in God or not.

…God will explain everything that is going on in your life

God didn’t answer Job when he asked “Why me?”

God doesn’t owe you an explanation when life is painful and confusing.

When bad things happen — really, really bad things — many of us are tempted to ask why. Some of us get a kind of answer…many of us never do.

Sarah Cy

(aka The Scylighter). Writer, musician, reader, daughter. Join our Merry Band, become a Brilliant Writer, and dazzle your readers! BeABrilliantWriter.com