Proverbs 3:5-6 tell us: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”
I have heard that passage quoted at least 1000 times in my life, but I understand it a little bit more today. As many of you know my son Zak has had two cancer surgeries in two weeks of each other. Many people have asked us “how is he doing” and, because of his autism, “does he understand what is really going on?” My answer is, “I don’t know.”
All I know is that I have explained everything to him, and when I tell him the next thing he has had to do, he does it without hesitating. I figured out why. He trusts me.
You see I used to carry him on my shoulders everywhere because it put him above the crowd and in a safe place. When the only way up in some stores was an escalator, he was afraid of them until he was 18 years old, so he would get on my back and ride. I never let him down. So he trusts me now. He may not understand but he trusts.
Isn’t that what we preach about our heavenly Father? Isn’t that what Jesus alluded to about our earthly father doing good for us, so how much more our Heavenly Father does for us. I have learned a lot from my Zak in my life, and now he is teaching me about a whole new level of trust. Even when I don’t understand.
Geaux Tigers, Barry
Published on Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 12:52 PM EDT