There are many who worship or honor the Gods. There are many who work with and serve the Gods. There are many who love and praise the Gods. But how many of us have faith in or trust the Gods?
Faith is belief in the Gods…knowing who They are and that They are real, even believing that They hear us and speak to us…faith is relatively easy…but Trust is another matter.
Trust happens when you take action based upon faith. Trust is doing what They have asked even when you don’t see the benefit…only the cost. And when it comes to Gods who have a reputation for dubious dealing…well Trust is a hard thing, maybe too hard.
But I do trust my Gods…even the Ones with questionable reputations. I trust Them because in my experience…They have NEVER let me down. They have never abandoned me; They have never asked for what I cannot give…nor for anything that it did not benefit me to do. They have never asked me to do something that was not within my ethical boundaries.
Sometimes the price is high and often…nearly always, it has been unexpected…but the gifts I have received in return have always been greater.
Trusting the Gods, acting on Their guidance, is often uncomfortable. It is sometimes painful, and can be quite frightening or simply confusing, because I do not always see Their purpose. But They have never failed to lead me to that which is better for me, and for those I love.
I do not follow blindly. I am responsible for my choices and my actions. I would not do something I felt to be unethical at Their bidding. I do believe negotiation is appropriate as it is in any relationship but, I do Trust…because They have earned my Trust.