“Do you trust me?” he said as he reached out his hand, encouraging her to step on to the magic carpet and take a ride with him. As Aladdin gazed into Jasmine’s eyes she was calmed and reassured that he wouldn’t hurt her.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
And as He stretches out His hand to me, he gazes into my eyes and says, “Do you trust Me?” I am comforted. I know that he would never hurt me. I know that he loves me with an everlasting love, and yet. And yet I still want to take care of this myself. And yet I feel like I know what needs to be done. And yet. I look into his eyes again, and drop them quickly as I realize what I have done. I have, by my desire to do it myself, said that I don’t actually trust Him. My Maker, my Savior, my Redeemer. And I am ashamed. O Lord, forgive me.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2
And he pulls me close. He tells me that He is always with me, and that he gave me his Holy Spirit as a witness and a comforter, and that all I need to do is pray, and He is there.
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, … was not Yes and No, but in him it is always Yes. For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 2 Corinthians 1:19-20