Anytime we confide in someone, however close we are to them, we need to have lots of trust. Trust that they will listen truly and faithfully. Trust that they will provide us with authentic reflections and guidance. Trust that they will not spread to others what we want to have held close. Sometimes, we can experience the kind of strong, human trust that lifts us up and inspires us. But sometimes, too, we might feel as if the person whom we trust has betrayed us, let us down.
Yes, our brothers and sisters might be very fallible when it comes to trust. But not the Lord!
When we lift up our desires, fears, our innermost thoughts, we trust – we must trust – that He will listen, respond, and hold us close.
This week, focus on that sense of trust that you have in God. Focus on how, even if people do, the Lord will never leave you, foresake you, or turn away from you. He is the One we can always confide in, always cry to, always trust. And bring that sense of supreme trust into your prayer life and the days and nights that unfold this Advent. Ask that you will act and think from a place of even greater trust that God is leading you. Ask that, no matter your fears or hesitations, that you will be able to fix your eyes on the path on which God is leading you – ultimately trusting Him like no other.