Two perspectives on how we view the stuff of life.
Don't treat God like a vending machine. Since God is a person enter into relationship.
Participating in daily honesty w/ God, daily Prayer, and finding a Christian community will make you God's light in the world.
Pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary along w/ Fr. Walt Jenne, former Pastor of St. Basil the Great Catholic Church.
From Genesis to Revelation, the primary biblical image of our relationship to God is one of spousal union.
Perhaps I trust God in some areas of my life but I have given up on Him in other areas.