In Helpless Trust

helpless [ help-lis ]
1. unable to help oneself; weak or dependent
2. deprived of strength or power; powerless; incapacitated

trust [ truhst ]
1. reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
2. confident expectation of something; hope.

There comes a point in all of our lives where there is nothing left we can do anymore but trust God. We are totally helpless otherwise. It’s that hope in the powerless, the acknowledgment that we are weak and unable, and the full immersion in the confident expectation that greater things are yet to come. There is nothing else we can do but cry out in that precious to God, helpless trust, and know, regardless of circumstance, that “all things work together for the good of those that love God and are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28).

“Things must happen not according to your knowledge, but rather above your own knowledge: immerse yourself in the abandonment of understanding and I will give you My understanding. Abandonment of understanding is real understanding; not knowing where you are going is the right way to know where you are going. My knowing makes you completely unknowing. Thus did Abraham depart from his home with out knowing [where or why]. He surrendered himself to My knowledge and let go of his own knowledge, and travelled the right path to the end. Behold, this is the way of the Cross; you cannot find it, I must rather lead you like a blind person.

Hence, it is not YOU, nor any human being, not any creature, but rather I, I Myself, who will trust you through My Spirit and Word concerning the path you must stick to. Not the work you choose for yourself, not the suffering you think up for yourself, but what comes quite contrary to your choosing, thinking, desiring, that is where you must follow, there I am calling, there you must be a pupil, there it is high time, your Teacher has come” (Martin Luther, Luther-Andachten, 243f.)

In helpless trust, we suffer. In helpless trust, we cry out. In helpless trust, we follow. In helpless trust, we accept and believe Jesus Christ and His offer of salvation and eternal life. In helpless trust, we wait. In helpless trust, we are healed. In helpless trust, we are restored.

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