Radical Trust and Confidence

R A D I C A L T R U S T and C O N F I D E N C E

Have you ever been so sure of something, that there could be no other conclusion than the one you came to? For example, chocolate is delectable and pure goodness. This is something I am completely sure of as a chocolate obsessed human. The Psalmist expressed a similar confidence in God, in Psalm 23. “The Lord is my Shepherd there is nothing I shall want” (vs1). Without any hesitation, the Psalmist places his entire trust in God; with radical confidence that he will be guided and protected, safe from every danger, every enemy, because the Lord is his Shepherd.

Placing your whole trust in something or someone is not easy. Often trust is something that is built up over time, from developing a bond with the other person, where you know every aspect of their character. So, how can you build or continue to build your trust in God, to get some of that radical confidence? How can you understand his character a bit more? I invite you to join me on this journey.

In prayer try and reflect on Psalm 23. Pick out 5 characteristics of God you see in the Psalm and share 5 characteristics of yourself with God.