Monday, April 7, 2008

Trust

I apologize ahead of time for the disjointedness of this entry. I had multiple unrelated things I wanted to talk about/mention.

Hong Kong. That's where, God willing, I'll be going this summer for those of you who may be wondering. Other than that, I don't have too much that's interesting to say, but allow me to talk to you about something that I've been thinking about for months now.

Psalm 32:10 "Many are the woes of the wicked; but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds those who trust in Him."

I keep finding verses like that sprinkled throughout bible. I believe that trust is a very important factor in our faith. God constantly asks us to trust Him. He has never given me a reason to distrust Him, but somehow trust is hard. I think it's because we can have the idea that if we trust Him he'll do things that we don't want Him to do. We want the control because we don't trust that He'll make good choices. It's true that He often times does things that aren't what we'd want to do, but still, God knows best. And no matter how painful the changes He makes are, I've found that not trusting God ends up being more painful. I think trust and grace are also intertwined. Part of trusting God for me is also knowing that so long as I'm trusting Him, I don't have to be prefect. His grace is ready to catch me when I stumble.


I'll wrote a poem today that I would like to share with you.

More
Do you ever want for something more?
Just stare at that cup
and wish it would ease that deep feeling,
that wrench in your gut?
Or maybe wish that it would satisfy,
rather than only make your throat wet.
Do you ever need something more?
Feeling like if you don’t find it,
you’ll give up and implode
before the day is out?
Or maybe just sit down.
Sit down and drown that need in nothing.

2 comments:

Jesse said...

I'm so happy for you! your going to Hong Kong! God is going to use you in miraculas ways this summer! of course right now He's using you! love you and will be praying!

Cassie said...

Trust IS such a big thing...it's the most difficult and the most comforting, wonderful thing in the world. Just like with people, the more you trust God, the closer You are to Him, the more you get to just with Him. Thanks for sharing...

And I'm excited for you concerning Hong Kong! It was nice to get to talk the other day :)

Cassie