I have been talking so some people lately who have said how hard it is to trust God. They are window shopping and tying on truth and not buying yet. I get it , I did it too for a while. It is a kind of "taste test and see that the LOrd is good.
I did not criticize their process to them. It is important to affirm the process to a person. You want them to keep on going. We all have to work out our own soul's salvation. Your way won't look like my way but that doesn't mean it isn't a valid way. I encouraged them by sharing a few stories where i felt it was obvious the only answer was to trust God to see it all work out for my welfare and not my destruction.
When I get impatient and jump ahead of God to solve my problems, that is when it doesn't work out to my welfare. My fixes usually make more problems.
Trust is hard when you fear someone. Unfortunately religious training puts an inordinate fear of 'God in us, way not enough emphasis on how much He loves us. He knew all about us before He willingly let us kill Him on a cross. Amazing to know it and still do it because of love's desire for relationship.