Trust the process. That’s what he preached to his players. One rep at a time. One practice at a time. One game at a time. Development as a player and team can’t be rushed. It doesn’t happen overnight.

All he asked was that they trust the process. Trust him. He had a plan. He knew what he was doing. Each rep, each drill, each practice…it all had a purpose toward the overall plan.

They just needed to trust the process.

We’ve all been there, sometimes on the field, sometimes off it. Life happens, we turn to the Lord, wondering what’s going on, trying to understand what he’s doing.

And all he asks is that we trust the process. Trust him. He has a plan. He knows what he is doing. Each difficulty, each problem, each heartbreak…it all has a purpose toward his overall plan.

In Matthew 1:24, Scripture records Joseph’s response to God’s call to trust the process. His virgin wife would give birth to a child who wasn’t his, but he was to marry her anyway and raise the son on behalf of the Lord.

Trust the process, Joseph.

He did: “And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.”

Whatever you’re experiencing, on or off the field, trust God’s process. He loves you. He has a plan. He knows what he is doing. Trust him. Follow Joseph’s example. Get up and do what God has said to do.

Lord Jesus, your ways are far above mine. Help me to trust you, to trust your process in my life. Amen.