“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalms 37:4

Each day, I find myself discovering ways to be intimate with God, Abba father. The commitment to write Daily Words of Hope has been valuable to my mind and my heart.  

Early this morning I began to think about what I would write for tomorrow’s Words of Hope. For some reason I cannot explain, the idea of ultimate trust came to me.

Have you ever stopped to consider how often trust is a common daily experience? Each time I fly on an airplane, I trust the pilot. Each time I eat a meal in a restaurant, I trust the chef. Each time I push the ignition button on my car I trust it will start.

Trust is an amazing phenomenon. Trust is the foundation for a relationship, for business, for marriage, for sports teams, and for faith in an invisible God.

Eight years ago I met Harley Sundown. Harley introduced me to the Yupik customs and culture. I danced Yupik with a late, angel like mother, who was 93 years old at the time.

Trust is a core value in Yupik culture. My Yupik brothers and sisters have enriched and expanded my life because of the great love they have shown me when treated with respect and dignity.

Trust is critically important. Ultimate trust is the best of the best. The Bible has a great deal to say about trust.

King David, a great warrior, was wise. He said, “I don’t trust in my bow or my sword.” His ultimate trust was the Lord.

King Solomon said, “If you trust in your sight, you are a fool.”

If you are convinced mankind is worthy of ultimate trust, watch the movie, “The Big Short.”

Today I feasted on Psalm 118.  It is a brief story of how David faced grave danger, yet discovered His God was worthy of ultimate trust.

For some reason today I was asked nearly a dozen times, “How are you feeling, Fred?”

After the first three or four asks this became my standard response, “Don’t ask me how I feel. It is not relevant.”