“Trust is, like, life man.”
-Random quote from the movie Good Will Hunting.
I’m thinking about trust these days. Trusting myself, trusting others, trusting life, trusting G-d. Life is full of so much uncertainty and chaos that certainty, stability, predictability all seem completely absent. Funny thing is that in our universe, which may seem chaotic and unpredictable, organization and predictability are actually abundant. I would have never guessed that some of the areas in my life where I’ve found order lately would have ever emerged, but lo and behold, there it is, order emerging from chaos.
As pastor of a church I see this ordering of chaos happen a lot. There are lots of people and lots of ideas and lots of crises and it amazes me how so often the right people line up with the right project at the right time and everything falls into place.
I’ve also seen this in my dating life, a chaotic mix of sites and people and dates and suddenly I find myself face-to-face with someone who actually matches up with my personality and interests and I am shocked at how amazingly well we connect.
I believe in and trust in a G-d and a universe that conspire using friendly chaos to constantly shake us up and re-settle us into new patterns of life and flourishing. Trusting is about learning to see the potential in even the most chaotic of situations for even that chaos to be redeemed and made new.