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It’s All About Trust…

January 14, 2013

Trusting that the Creator has a plan and that it is for our ultimate good.

Trusting that there is something better for us than this life.

Trusting that the Messiah’s love will continue to carry me through every storm of life.

Trusting that the Creator’s teachings are true and good…no matter how hard they may be or how my “self” chafes against them.

Trusting that He is G-d and I am not.

Trusting that my understanding is not infinite…that I am NOT all-knowing.

Trusting that I do not have to understand everything.

Trusting that my human sense of righteousness is not necessarily my Creator’s…mine is imperfect, while His is perfect.

Trusting that, like a child, I can trust my heavenly Abba/Father/Daddy…even when I do not understand.

Trusting that my Creator’s provision truly is enough for me.

Trusting that, when my Abba says “no”, it is for good reasons…even though I may not see those reasons now.

As I look at the list above, I see that trust is really tied a lot into understanding…or lack of understanding. There have been many times in my life when I thought and lived as a child. I wanted to understand like G-d (my Abba/Daddy) and I wanted to understand NOW. Just like the impetuous child who does not want to obey unless she fully understands (and agrees with) the why of the parent, I wanted to act and live on my own understanding and beliefs about how I thought life should be lived.

It took time, but I eventually outgrew my childishness…mostly. I still have my days, but they are much fewer and farther between…thankfully. Now I am better able to trust when I am walking through the mist…when I cannot see tomorrow. I am no longer afraid when things seem dark and I cannot see my way.

I am better able to remain calm and serene in the face of what appears to be “impending doom” because I have learned that things are not what they seem to be with the human eye and heart. I know that Abba has a bigger plan and that the ‘powers that be’ are going to crumble. I know things are going to get tougher in the world and in our country, but I am not afraid, for I know He walks with me.

9 comments

  1. I’m gonna have to figure out why I don’t get your posts in my reader.

    Reading this post makes me think about a conversation I had with a woman twenty years younger than me. I told her I’d thought at my age I’d be smarter. She said that life is a process, that I shouldn’t worry about it, but I was attempting to communicate is the older I get, the more I realize how little I truly know.


    • Hmm…can’t help you with the reader…sorry. Maybe subscribing to email would work better?

      I hear you about getting older. I do feel wiser, but it is a wisdom that includes realizing that I don’t know as much as I once thought I did.


      • Yep. The wisdom I have was earned with difficulty, mostly from making mistakes and learning from them.


        • I don’t know about you, but as painful as my mistakes were, I am grateful to some degree for them. I think I learned better from my mistakes. They are lessons I am less likely to forget. Know what I mean?


          • I think I know what you mean. Some of my mistakes were scary. I would have rather not made them. Some have put me in a position to help other people.


            • That, too, is a good point…that our mistakes help us to help others!


  2. Thus a knowledge of these glorious truths brings God near to us, makes him known, and trust springs up spontaneously. If we thus understand something of God’s ways and purposes, and there by get acquainted with him, we shall surely trust him, not only in the seemingly great matters of life but in all the little every day affairs; here is where many fail; they do not see that God stands by to help them in all things; in their common household affairs, cooking, cleaning, or minding the baby: in business matters, on the farm, in the counting room, the work shop, or the study. Do you know, reader, how to take a care to the Lord and leave it? Many take their cares to the Lord, but keep on bearing them just the same, and the Lord lets us stagger along under these needless burdens because so shall we the sooner learn to cast them on him. How wonderful is the promise! See Psa. 55:22. “Cast thy burden on the Lord and”-he will bear it for thee; that is what we should expect it to say, and that would be blessed; but it says more than that. “Cast thy burden on the Lord, and he shall sustain thee.” He will carry thy burden and thee too; and yet many of his children are so distrustful that they will not even let him carry their burden. This is a real practical truth. Our burden is that which frets and chafes us; not the hard work but the constant worry; that is our care, and that is what we are to cast upon the Lord and leave with him, at the same time letting him take charge of ourselves.


  3. Insightful post!

    Trusting God is the hardest thing to do, because we have no certainty where the road will lead. We have to relinquish control and ignore our screaming egos. The more you trust God; you realize his ways are always better than one’s own.


    • So true. And the more you trust G-d, the more you see that He is true to His word and He is faithful.



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