What if following Jesus is not about trying,

but rather,

all about trusting?

What might life look like if this were true?

I believe it would look like grace,

and peace,

and quiet confidence,

and deep rest.

Sometimes, though, trying is easier than trusting.

Trying gives us something to do,

which makes us feel assured that all our effort sways God in our favor.

Trusting is hard.

It feels like doing nothing ...

It feels like falling ...

It feels like failing ...

It feels like throwing yourself out over the abyss of life and uncertainty

with nothing but faith

to catch you.

What if following Jesus is actually all about trusting that there is always One who will catch you?

What if - in the end - that is all it is?

To trust is everything.

To trust is the very essence of our faith.