“Just and true are thy ways, O King of the ages!” (Rev 15:3c).
Who can understand and accept the ways of our Father? Sometimes we can understand them after the fact, but rarely at the time they happen.
There is, however, a way to deal with uncertainty about the future and incomprehension of the present: it is the way of trust. When it comes to the relationship with the Lord, it must also be a “blind trust”, which has nothing to do with that presumptuous pseudo-confidence whose Origin is pride and which must be rejected: “You shall not tempt the Lord your God” (Mt 4:7).
True trust clings to the goodness and wisdom of God, even when the mind is unable to comprehend things. By freeing itself from human limitations, it throws itself into the arms of God with an act of will. This deep trust, which must become the reality of the soul and take possession of it thanks to the action of the Holy Spirit, must often be learned and practiced with concrete acts of the will, if it is not simply given to us as a gift of grace. This means that we have to say: “I want to trust; I want to trust God”. This is an act of love, and so it is understood that trust is a matter of love; and “blind trust” (rightly understood) an act of great love.
“Just and true are thy ways, O King of the ages!”
This verse from Revelation chapter 15 is part of the canticle sung by those who have conquered the beast (v. 2); that is, those who have victoriously overcome the time of great tribulation on earth. They were witnesses of God’s wisdom and have now passed from believing to seeing. They see and praise the Lord’s righteous plans. We too can join these witnesses and praise God in the midst of the turmoil of the present time.
Our Father will be pleased, for in this way we honor Him and believe in Him, even though we do not yet see.