ruthless trust

“The way of trust is not an abstraction

but a concrete, visible, and formidable reality.” 

“You will trust Him to the degree

that you know you are loved by Him.” 

-Brennan Manning, “Ruthless Trust”

My friends' patio in Bethlehem

trust: walking into the unknown with purpose

 

“THE WAY OF TRUST IS A MOVEMENT INTO OBSCURITY,

INTO THE UNDEFINED,

INTO AMBIGUITY…

THE REALITY OF NAKED TRUST IS THE LIFE OF THE PILGRIM

WHO LEAVES WHAT IS NAILED DOWN, OBVIOUS, AND SECURE,

AND WALKS INTO THE UNKNOWN

WITHOUT ANY RATIONAL EXPLANATION TO JUSTIFY THE DECISION

OR GUARANTEE THE FUTURE.

WHY?

BECAUSE GOD HAS SIGNALED THE MOVEMENT

AND OFFERED IT HIS PRESENCE AND HIS PROMISE.” 

~Brennan Manning