Those who led the way rebuked [the blind beggar] and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God. ~ Luke 18:39-43
The other morning, I prayed this prayer: “Lord, please be with me today. Help me to stay focused on the things of you, the things you’ve called me to. I will praise you and I will love you even if things don’t work out the way I think they should. I’m trusting that your plan is better than anything I would ever think, ask, or imagine.” It’s relevant to share that, because few hours later, I read the above passage. The first thing that popped into my mind was this question: When the world hushes you, will you be quiet or cry out to God all the more? Will you trust that He will turn and look at you and answer your request?
Trust is an interesting animal. When you rely on something completely, you trust it. You trust the chair not to break under your weight. You trust that (eventually) the stop light will turn green. You even trust your house to still be there when you come home from work. So why do we so easily trust inanimate objects but not the Creator of it all? When a young child is sick with bronchitis, a mom prays and puts her trust in the Lord to heal the child. When a father is out of work, he prays and puts his trust in the Lord to provide for the family. When a family travels to see relatives, they pray and put their trust in the Lord to get them there safely. And when we dream God-sized dreams for God, we must pray and put our trust in the Lord that He will stop, give us His full attention and answer our dreams.
Trust isn’t just believing for this week, or this month, or even the next 18 months. Trust is believing that God will come through no matter how long it takes. Trust is committing our dreams to His timetable and not demanding He commits to ours. Trust is reading rejection letter after letter after letter but never giving up, because you know God’s answer is right around the corner. Trust is shouting above the crowd to be sure you are heard by the King. Trust is shouting all the louder when the crowd tries to hush you. Trust is saying to Jesus, when you are asked what you want, “Lord, I want to see.”
Father, thank you for giving us dreams and desires. Help us to place our trust in you that we would get to see them come to light. Father, help us to be brave enough to trust enough that even when the world tries to hush us we will cry out to You all the more. Because Father, we want to see! In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.