In Mark 9 a man comes to Jesus whose son was having convulsions, and he knew that Jesus was able to heal her, but was not sure He would choose to heal her. He says in Verse 24 “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief” Why is it that trusting the Lord, is do difficult. Many of us are just like this father, who is uncertain that Jesus cares enough about us and our circumstances to intervene on our behalf. We try to figure out what we need to do, and attempt to carry out those plans. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” We must understand that God knows His plans for us, and we need to trust him in the midst of our circumstances to bring about His desired end. This is not a form of fatalism that causes us to just tolerate results, it is a trust that allows us to move forward where we are with a confidence that God has it all under control. When we struggle we need to be like this young boys father, and ask the let the Lord know that we trust Him, and yet we struggle with our own fears and uncertainties. He will direct our paths, because He has promised to do so.