Getting stuck behind an 18 wheeler in traffic (like heavy traffic) is nerve racking. You never know if they can see you in their mirrors or not. You can’t see what traffic is in front of them which makes it difficult to anticipate what your next move should be. When they hit their brakes you don’t know if it’s an indication that you should try to pass them or if you should wait and follow their lead by breaking. You have to have faith that this person driving the monstrous thing in front of you, whom you don’t know and can’t determine if they have good judgment or bad judgment, knows best and is ultimately making good choices.
If we can put our faith (even sometimes) in a random stranger then why do we struggle to put our faith in God whom we do know? We can look back at our lives and see all the trials that have happened and see all the good that has come from them. If God can use hurts and pain and trials to produce goodness and beauty then why would we not trust him more?
Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
John 4:42 – They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
John 20:27 – Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”