'I would kneel in front of them at eye level and say, "Please look at Daddy's face. Do you know how much I love you? Do you know that you Daddy is not a mean, bad man? Do you know that I would never ask you to do anything that would hurt you or make you sick? I am sorry that you can't understand why Daddy is asking you to do this. I wish I could explain this to you, but you are too young to understand. So I am going to ask you to do something - trust Daddy. When you walk down the hallway to do what Daddy has asked you to do, say to yourself, 'My Daddy loves me. My Daddy would never ask me to do something bad. I am going to trust my Daddy and stop trying to be Daddy of my Daddy.'"
God does the same with you, over and over again. He meets you in one of the difficult hallways of your life, kneels down before you in condescending love, and asks you to trust his loving and wise rule, even though you don't have a clue what he is doing. He knows there are many times when your life doesn't look like there is anyone ruling it, let alone someone wise and good. He knows there will be times you will be overwhelmed by what is on your plate. He knows that his plan will confuse and confound you. And he knows that real rest cannot be found in understanding. Real rest is found in trust. So he is willing to have the conversation with you again and again, and he has made sure that his Word assures you of his rule again and again.'
Paul David Tripp, Broken-Down House, p.50.