Get Them Talking is a series of resources to help families start conversations about issues of faith.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6, Common English Bible
We trust many people. We have confidence in the skill of the person who built our home, designed the bridge we cross, and drives the bus to keep us safe. We trust our teachers, friends and family members always to do what is best for us, and we want them to trust us also.
Additionally, the Bible teaches us to, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Because God is good, we can know that God always wants what is best for us. In the same way that we demonstrate our trust in parents and teachers by doing what they ask of us, we show our trust in God by following God’s way.
Get them talking
- List all the people you trust: physicians, postal workers, teachers and truck drivers. How many can you name?
- What makes you trusting of others? What makes it difficult to trust someone?
- Why do you think it is important to do follow the instructions of people you trust?
Dear God, I trust you with all my heart. Amen.
Take a trust walk. Have your child lead you around your home or neighborhood while you close or cover your eyes. Then switch roles. Which was more difficult, trusting or being trusted? Was giving and following instructions important? Why?