Why is Trust Important?

Welcome to Seeking Saturday:  2014 Edition 1

If TRUST is my word for 2014, I have to ask myself this question.

Why is trust important?


This wind is howling outside. 

It’s simply the cold front rolling in, but I can’t stop thinking about God.  He is at work and His work is mighty.  Like the wind, he is invisible, but you can hear Him and see His movements.  As C. S. Lewis said, “I believe in God as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

As the wind rushes by I can hear its dull howl, much like the roar of the ocean.  It humbly whispers, but it contains a confident power beyond my comprehension.  A power I can’t deny.  A power that is much larger than me.

Then I recognize, we are at war.

It is a war we are often unaware of and a war we often cannot see, yet the battle rages.  The war is fought within our minds.  The battlefield is around us and often appears as circumstance, yet when we’re keen to see and hear, we recognize the truth.  This battle is for our heart.

Jesus said, “Those who have ears, let them hear.”  I have ears.  This is what I’m hearing –

The wind roaring.

Like a mighty lion, God is roaring for my soul.  However, I also recognize the enemy, the darkness.  It is around me and offended by the light.  It hates the light and anything of it.  The darkness tries to hold us back from the light and yet, sometimes, we’re blind to it.  We do not see.

I’m not sure whether this is a refusal to see or an ignorance to the war.

God wants to ignite my heart with passion for his purposes; to share the light.  The enemy wants to corrupt my heart and my desires because he hates God’s purposes.

Proverbs says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” – Jesus is the way, the truth and the light and he’s calling me to battle.

The enemy says, “Sleep.”

The light says, “Awake.”

The enemy says, “You don’t matter.”

The light says, “You matter to me.”

The enemy says, “No one cares.”

The lights says, “I want you to write.”

This is why I rise and TRUST.  I write.  I live.

My writing leads me to TRUST – to TRUST in the light.  To rest in the ‘peace that surpasses all understanding.’

My own understanding has the ability to lead me astray because I was born of the light, but born into darkness.  My own understanding must be filtered through the truth of His word.

Words matter.  Words change things.  His Word matters immensely.

The wind is still roaring, God is still calling. (Tweet)

One lamp in the corner of the room sends light into every corner of the darkness.  The light within me does the same.  It radiates into every dark corner and overcomes the darkness.  The enemy hates it.  The enemy will rise up and challenge.


I will tell the enemy to sleep.

I will tell the enemy, “You don’t matter.”

I will tell the enemy, “I don’t care.”

Because that is the truth that I TRUST in.

The wind is still roaring outside.



I’m participating in Jeff Goins My 500 Words for the month of January.

My 500 Words via Jeff Goins

These were my 500 words from Thursday morning as I pondered the question “Why is trust important?”

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11 Responses to Why is Trust Important?

  1. Sharon Brooks January 4, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    You’re closer to me than the air I breathe, that fills my lungs and oxygenates my blood. Your love circulates through every fiber of my being, and yet, you are closer than that. This aura of pure light radiates out of this body in all directions as limitless as time. Caressed above, below, within and without by your soft gentle presence that always leaves me knowing, I am never alone. This is your love that radiates through me, like a mirror casting its shadow on everything it touches.
    The greatness of this love is made manifest through the absolute resolve of a trust so complete that you walk blindly ahead…step by step, not caring where you are going…as long as you’re going with Him. * smiles* I love, loving You.

    • Matt Ham January 4, 2014 at 7:57 am #

      When did you write this Sharon? I like it!

      • Sharon Brooks January 4, 2014 at 8:44 am #

        This was given to me by the Lord 4 or 5 years ago.

  2. Ralph M. Rickenbach January 4, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Remember – there is no darkness. Darkness is just the absence of light, just as death is the absence of life.

    The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is the tree of antipodes. Not so the tree of life.

    Doesn’t it say that if we withstand the devil he has to flee? Just like darkness, when we turn in the light.

    Trust therefore that you are the light of the world.

    • Matt Ham January 4, 2014 at 8:27 am #

      Matthew 5:16 has always been my ‘life’ verse Ralph – I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cork Hutson January 4, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Matt – excellent meditation this morning on Light and Trust! Thanks.

    • Matt Ham January 4, 2014 at 10:57 am #

      Thanks Cork! What are you working on?

  4. Pioneer Outfitters (@AlaskaChickBlog) January 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    Beautiful, Matt. Thank you for this.

    • Matt Ham January 4, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

      Thanks Amber-Lee!


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