There are very few people who realize what God would make of them if they abandoned themselves into his hands, and let themselves be formed by his grace. I ask for the grace to trust myself totally to God’s love. -St. Ignatius
It can be hard to trust people who we do see. It can be even harder to trust a God that we cannot see face-to-face. Scripture tell us that without faith it is impossible to please God. We must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.
Faith and trust are intertwined. I don’t know why I find it so easy to trust myself and so hard to really trust God. I know my failures and inabilities. And I claim to believe in God’s awesome power and love. Seeking to truly believe what I know to be true is one of the hardest aspects of the Christian life. Faith is truly a gift from God. We cannot muster enough courage on our own to really abandon all into God’s hands.
That is why the first steps of faith must begin with prayer and surrender. God will do the rest.