From God’s Little Devotional Book For Women, Honor Books, 1988, p 184-185.

Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation

WWII daddy daughter

During the terrible days of the Blitz in World War II, a father holding his young daughter by the hand ran from a building that had been struck by a bomb.  In the front yard was a large hole left by a shell explosion several days before.  Seeking shelter as quickly as possible, the father jumped into the hole and then held up his arms for his young daughter to follow.

Terrified at the explosions around her, yet unable to see her father in the darkness of the hole, she cried, “I can’t see you, Papa!”

The father looked up against the sky, lit with white tracer lights and tinted red by burning buildings and called to his daughter, silhouetted at the hole’s edge, “But I can see you, my darling. Jump!”

The little girl jumped, not because she could see her father, but because she trusted him to tell her the truth and to do what was best for her.

We may not be able to discern clearly where our Heavenly Father is leading us, but we can trust it is a good place.  WE may not know what God has “up his sleeve,” but we can trust His arms to be everlasting.

I know in whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. – 2 Timothy 1:12