The older I become in my Christian walk the more obvious it becomes that God enters into every situation to perfect trust in His children.
As I’ve observed His children there are a few noticeable behavioral responses that seem to pattern in their lives. You might call them growing pains. If we’re honest with ourselves we’ll admit we have practiced these behaviors. Doubt is usually the trigger to our carnal responses. Reason and spiritual ignorance are usually brought in as first responders to any crisis. This is where your mind goes around about the sovereignty of God. If God is omnipotent then every thing that happens to us is by divine decree or divine permission. We can even find scriptures like in job to support these first responders. This merry-to-around intends to bring us to blame because we can’t reconcile the events with a loving God or a just God or bring us to trust in a false precept that will ultimately disappoint which will move us to not trust God. Generally haste accompanies these first responders.
If you should survive the lies of the first responders then introspective will search your life for sin. If you don’t find it you move to doubts again of God’s justice or question your blindness. In either case truth is missing and God is not trusted. If you should find sin then shame calls you to hide from God or to excel in religious practice so you can earn His favor and appease His wrath. The result again is not trusting God.
If introspective fails then extrospective measures your life against others. The same cheerleaders assist you here. The result again is eyes turned away from God in distrust. You will see people you judge not as good as you blessed or people better than you. Your judgment is false and cannot lead to truth.
Apathy can arrive as part of your hiding from God. This is a response to all the disappointments of improper or misplaced trust. It is not trust to behave like a kite with no attachment to a relationship, soon you will find yourself lost wondering where God is.
But the love of God is trustworthy and calls our spirit in every circumstance to say “unto you Lord do I commend my spirit”. This is the only response that keeps its focus on God and allows His virtues to walk you through all your weakness until you acquire more evidence of His faithfulness; I am not disappointed by my prolonged incarceration or the injustice that currently triumphs over my life. God has always been near and changeless in His tender mercies towards me. A perfect love cast out fear which is the companion to all doubts and responders. The faith of Christ is the gift given to overcome all these lies and allow you to rest in a perfect love no matter the circumstances. Trust is not natural but supranational. That is why only God’s true children can practice it. And the world will always ridicule it.