For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” (1 Pet. 2:6)

“YOU ABSOLUTELY, positively have to trust the music around you.” Al was a gifted guitarist. He had made it into an exclusive music school based on his audition, which had featured his brilliant work as a soloist. Today, he found himself in a second-year class on group improvisation. Four other players—a drummer, a bassist, a saxophonist, and a keyboardist—joined Al in his group. The problem was, Al didn’t trust the other players to keep up with him. He played like he didn’t hear their music. And that’s when their professor reminded Al that the others in his group were pretty good players, too. They deserved to be trusted—and heard.

The longer believers in the early church waited for Jesus to return, the more they wondered if He could be trusted to return at all. They were not hearing what they expected to hear. They were hoping for a trumpet blast rather than the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit. That’s why Peter reminded them that their trust in Jesus would never put them to shame.

Jesus deserves to be trusted and heard in our everyday lives as we wait for His return. The details of following Him may not be what we expected, but following Him will never put us to shame.

Let God show you a specific issue in your life in which Jesus deserves more trust.

Steve Wamberg is a husband, dad, writer, and pastor who loves his family, preaching, teaching, music, coffee, friends, and Nebraska football