But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly.
Anyone who has ever purchased a home has had to navigate a myriad of details: credit check, offer and counter-offer, inspection, survey, repairs, and more. If a friend asks, “Are you going to buy the house?” you say, “We think so; we trust it will all work out eventually.” Much of life is “trusting” that things will come together in God’s time.
The apostle Paul used that language when writing to the Philippians: “I trust I’ll see you soon.” In other words, “I’ve made my desire known to God, and I hope He will release me from arrest in Rome soon so I can visit you in Philippi. But it’s ultimately up to Him.” “Trust” is another word for “waiting on the Lord.” It may take several weeks for the details of a house purchase to come together; all we can do is wait. And it may take an extended period for God to show us His will about a certain set of circumstances in our life. Again, we have to wait; we have to trust in the Lord with all our heart, lean on Him instead of our own understanding, and wait for Him to direct our path (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Waiting on God is active, not passive. It involves prayer, counsel, study, patience, and faith. If you are waiting on God right now, make it a time of trust.
We learn to trust by trusting.