Scripture for Today: Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
These tiny newborn birds have their mouths open wide in anticipation of the next morsel of food from their mother. These little birds are so new that their eyes have not yet opened. They cannot see their mother but they sense she is there. They have no choice in the menu but seem confident enough to eat and swallow without question what the mother provides. Theirs is a blind trust.
Today’s verse describes the joy and peace that is ours when we trust the One who is totally trustworthy! When we trust His provision we overflow with hope. This hope comes through the power of His Holy Spirit. It may sometimes seem like a “blind trust” as we cannot understand the work of God completely (Eccl. 11:5). We do not see the path of the wind or how the bones are formed in the mother’s womb. There is so much we do not understand. Like these newborn fledglings, we trust our Heavenly Father without knowing all the details.
What is reassuring about my trust is that it is not really blind. I know the One in whom I place my trust and that makes all the difference! When I cannot understand what He is doing, I can still trust that He will be true to His character: loving, good, faithful and true. I can trust that He will be true to His Word. He is never random or capricious. I can open my mouth wide to receive whatever it is He has in store for me.
Thank you Lord, for the joy and peace that comes from trusting You.
(Look familiar? This is a repost from 2014.)