Trust is not passive. Trust is not hoping. Trust without action is magical thinking. It is wishful thinking.
Trust is a verb. It is active. There’s action associated with it. It means that we take a risk and then release the need to manipulate or worry about the outcome because we’re confident that whether our efforts succeed or fail, we’ll not only be able to handle it, we’ll be ready to trust again, ready to risk again. That’s trust at its most elemental.