Trust in the LORD with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding. — Proverbs 3:5
Life is complex, dangerous, and unpredictable.
As we get older, change accelerates. Constant adaptation and reorientation taps our dwindling energy supply.
We get a grip. We set ourselves up for success. We are overtaken by sudden reversals. After a few hard knocks, we wish to harden ourselves — to close ourselves off from risk, relationships, and hope. That is a mistake.
When things are most out of our control, it is time to drop our defenses. It is time to trust.