I appreciate 2 Corinthians 1 as Paul describes how he was “forced” into trusting fully in God, rather than in himself and his own wits – and how this was the best thing that could have happened to him.
We know this of course, that trusting totally in God is the best way to live – but yet, I wish I didn’t have to be “forced” into it. What a relief it would be if trusting first and foremost in God was my immediate default.
Thankfully, this is possible and within our grasp. We can learn to trust fully in God at all times, and as a result, experience the freedoms it offers. We would better know His peace that surpasses all understanding, would be better at casting all our cares on Him, and not being distracted by so many of our fears.
I saw a quote recently that said “only by going deep can we find the gold”. Basically, when we decide to take God seriously, choose to lean deep into our faith, and choose to believe that all God says is true – that’s when we can best experience the depth of our riches in Christ.