“Blind – Trust”
Who remembers that old party game blind man’s buff? There are variations of the game but for those who come from a more ‘recent’ generation, I’ll explain. The challenge goes something like this: one person is blindfolded and then has to perform a task or work their way through an obstacle course, relying completely on the verbal instructions and guidance of a team mate, who can see everything because they are not blindfolded. It sounds easy but it requires a lot of trust. Sometimes the tasks set for the one blindfolded are really hard.
There are times when life can feel a bit like blind man’s buff. We want to know what’s coming next; what’s going to happen tomorrow, how is this or that situation going to turn out or how can we avoid these rough times in the first place? It’s human nature to want to know what lies ahead – that’s why people consult fortune tellers or read their horoscopes, desperate for answers. But we, as God’s children don’t ever need to do those things. We don’t need to be afraid of the future – or the present for that matter! We have someone by our side – a Partner for life, who sees everything; knows everything.
He doesn’t promise to tell us what tomorrow holds, but He does promise that He holds all our tomorrows right in the palm of His hand.
All we need to do is learn to trust Him; to listen to His voice telling us which way to go:
“Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.” Isaiah 30:21
Ask God For Help
This wonderful promise comes with one small, simple a “condition”. Ask.
Verses 18-19 of that same chapter tells us “the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help. O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will be gracious if you ask for help. He will surely respond to the sound of your cries.” Isaiah 30:18–19
Instead of panicking, or trying to do it all on our own – something I regularly try to do – all we have to do is submit to God and ask Him for help. He waits to be gracious to us, and always responds to our prayer with love and mercy. That’s who He is.
You can trust Him.