Trusting in the Lord is what I call “flying in the Spirit.” It is when you are just soaring like a bird, yet still waiting for things to work out just right. When you trust God, you have placed all of your concerns in His hand.
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me…Psalm 138:8a
Sometimes a mother bird will literally push her baby out of the nest to force that baby to learn to fly. The mother knows that her baby bird has the ability to fly, but the baby bird has to trust the mom, and just start flapping its wings.
Momma: Baby, you know you can fly?
Baby: Really? Will you teach me?
Momma: Yeah, I’m gonna push you out of this nest!
Baby: Wait a minute, now, Momma! Let’s talk about this! This does not seem like a good idea!
Momma: (pushes Baby out) TRUST ME!
We also have the ability to “fly” already instilled in us, and God knows it. Sometimes He brings us through times in our lives when He is teaching us to trust Him, to learn faith. If God answered all of our prayers and even needs immediately then what would we need faith for?
A simple definition of trust is “reliance on or confidence in,” and very similarly, a simple definition of believe is “to have confidence in.” Guess what the definition of faith is? “Confidence or trust in a person or thing; belief that is not based on proof.” The Bible defines faith by Hebrews 11 :1, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Sometimes we think we know this crucial truth, but God sometimes wants us to put our faith into action. The above dialog happens between God and His children, too! We say we trust Him, but God wants to bring us to a place where we believe Him. Sometimes He has to push us out of the nest to resurrect dormant faith that lies within us. In my next post I will share a story when God “pushed me out of the nest.”