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. Proverbs 3:5-6
Luther describes trust in the following way:
“The meaning is: ‘See to it that you let me alone be your God, and never seek another.’ In other words: ‘Whatever good thing you lack, look to me for it and seek it from me, and whenever you suffer misfortune and distress, come and cling to me. I am the one who will satisfy you and help you out of every need. Only let your heart cling to no one else.’” Large Catechism: First Commandment.
Eric Weihenmeyer is the only blind person to climb Mt. Everest, and has also climbed the tallest peak on every continent. He’s as highly rated a mountain climber as a human being can be. When he climbs mountains he uses one hand to hold the rock, and the other to search for his next handhold. At one point he needs to let go of the anchor hand in order to make what he calls “the reach.” In order to climb the mountain, he must let go of what he’s holding on to.
Trusting God is like climbing a mountain. You’ve got to let go of things in order to grab God and trust in Him. What are you holding on to that’s keeping you from reaching out and clinging to God? Let go of it, cling to God, and trust in Him!