Trust in God for King David was depending on God to rescue him from his adversaries.
Trust in God for Job was trying to reckon with and endure through what in the world God had done to him (for him?).
I’m sure many of us have experienced at least the felt blessings that come from being persecuted for righteousness. But then there are those times when we feel just flat out persecuted. Not knowing why or to what extent obviously conjures up the notion of trust.
And our memories are only so good. Praise God for his Holy Spirit bringing things to mind at the right times. But I’m sure we’d all like a treasure chest of our experience knowledge to start with.
The first step is the hardest, said Indiana Jones stepping out onto the invisible bridge. Here, trust doesn’t seem based on God’s goodness landmarks in our lives, so much as on His character we see in our relationship with Him.
Discernment, says the Bible, is obtained by constant practice. That’s how you know God’s good and perfect will. And that is where the relationship comes as well. One day at a time, sweet Jesus.