Psalm 52:8, 9
“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints.”
Once you have been hurt in a particular area of you life, it is difficult to “trust” in that spot again. But I am reminded over and over—the LORD is always trustworthy. His mercy and love fails us not.
There is not a day that passes that I am not somehow reminded of what He did for me. I have failed Him—-yet He somehow trusts me still. How is that? How could He know—that I could be trusted again?
Even as our children were growing up—they had to learn lessons sometimes over and over. They would even sometimes be untruthful. I have even had a downright lie told directly to my face—yet—I love them still. And in time, I knew I could trust them to be truthful—obedient again. All part of the growing and maturing process. So it is with us.
As I am praying about certain things in my life—the Lord is leading me into new areas of trusting Him. Trusting without knowing or seeing what comes next. What indeed? “Just trust me child”.
Allow me to share an excert from my post on Laced with Grace last week. . . .
“After I arrived home and began opening my mail, my heart skips a beat when on the outside of one envelope I spot these words…
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart” Proverbs 3:5–on a cute little sticker with 3 red hearts.
Well, I open the envelope and read the sweet words from my dear friend Iris, and tears pool in my eyes. God is good.
I open the second envelope. Darlin’ little envelope with a little “hangy-down-thingy” that says, HUG. Sweet. From Lori. A crafty girl. When I opened the card she had written a sweet note and then, almost as an afterthought, placed a sticky-note at the top with these words …
“Keep on trustin’ “.
After I mopped up my tears…I knew the message for my heart—for this time of my life—for these needs of mine…TRUST ME CHILD. Hard as it is sometimes…especially when I LOVE KNOWING things…I just don’t have all the pieces to the puzzle yet….but I know as He is holding the next one—He has a little shine in His eyes as He is about to lay it down for me to see….and all He requires of me is….TRUST. I do. Do YOU?
Ya’ll go read some more “trusting”, thankful hearts at Iris’ place!