God is calling us to trust Him. There is a plan for this, and we are part of His plan. The tension, of course, is that He’s the author of our stories, and we are not. Preferably, I want to be the writer of my story rather than trust the Sovereign story writer. During most of our daily affairs, we do trust God; it’s only when things begin to fly sideways that the call to trust comes under attack. When the heat in our lives intensifies, the temptation is to react in self-reliant ways because we’re not getting the life we had hoped God would provide.