Sometimes Our Trust Just Has To Be Blind
“You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9, NLT
The phrase “Blind Trust” is usually referring to a financial term in which the owner of a stock or interest turns over the knowledge of any transactions of that stock or interest to another person. It would require a special kind of trust in order to turn over something so important to another person without ever knowing what they were doing with your money and never knowing what the outcome would be, thus the term, “Blind Trust”.
I would like to use this phrase this morning in a spiritual sense based on the scripture found in 1 Peter 1:8-9. This verse is referring to Jesus Christ. We are told, you love Him, but you have never seen Him. You have never seen Him, yet you trust Him.
Think of this example. You have chosen to travel to a destination by airplane. You get on that airplane and most likely you do not know the pilot, yet you get on the plane. You may not have even seen the pilot as you board, yet you get on the plane. You have no idea of his credentials to fly that plane, yet you get on the plane. You don’t know one thing about his character, but yet you get on the plane. Why would you even consider getting on that plane with those circumstances? Because you trust that pilot to do all the right things at all the right times in that cockpit in order to get you safely to your destination. That is the best example I can think of to describe “Blind Trust”.
Now, let’s consider the spiritual application. As a Christian, God is the pilot of our life. We got on His plane when we accepted His Son as our Lord and Savior. He is taking us to our destination.
Let’s think back to that plane ride for a moment. If, during your ride, the plane enters some turbulence, which most do, would you consider going to the door and jumping out because you don’t like the way the pilot is flying the airplane? Of course not, you just trust him to get the plane through the turbulence, right?
Now, let’s get back to the spiritual application. Through Jesus Christ, God offered us a way to get to heaven to spend all eternity. If we accept that gift, then we trust Him to get us through the rest of our life and into heaven, with the turbulence and all. We have never seen Him, yet we trust Him to do all the right things at all the right times with our life.
So now, we should have a deeper understanding of what it means to trust God, no matter what the turbulence is like. That is “Blind Trust” in a spiritual sense.