Sunday, June 15, 2014

Why Trusting is So Difficult

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At first I thought we could talk about treasuring each moment. After all, we never know how long God has given us here.

Seconds after the thought came to me, I received a call from my adult daughter. Her voice was shaky. She happened to be in a bad neighborhood at the moment and something frighten her.

I did treasure her phone call, but I didn't treasure her being afraid. Hubby and I talked with her for a while. He, of course, found a way to make her laugh, and by the end of the conversation, she felt better.

In rethinking my original idea, God probably doesn't expect us to treasure each moment. The Bible says God forgets the sins of His children as far as the east is from the west. Obviously, He has chosen not to treasure some of our moments.

The Bible also says God will never leave us, nor forsake us. So in the untreasured moments, we can know God is standing by our side, doing what is needed to cause the situation to work into His big plan. Unpleasant moments will happen AND God loves us. 

When an untreasured moment happens, and they will to all of us in varying degrees, think of this Psalm for comfort:

Psalm 56: 3-11

Whenever I am afraid,

I will trust in You.
In God (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust;
I will not fear.
What can flesh do to me?

All day they twist my words;

All their thoughts are against me for evil.
They gather together,
They hide, they mark my steps,
When they lie in wait for my life.
Shall they escape by iniquity?
In anger cast down the peoples, O God!

You number my wonderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?

When I cry out to You,
Then my enemies will turn back;
This I know, because God is for me.

In God (I will praise His word),
In the Lord (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust;

I will not be afraid.

What can man do to me?

This post has been brought to you by the one word: Trust

Your turn: Rather than dwell on moments we don't treasure, share a special event that still brings a smile when you think about it.  (BTW this is what God does when He thinks of you).

I'll start. I could make a list a mile long, but I'll choose only one. My wedding day. So many goofy things happened during the ceremony and reception. We still laugh about it. Yet, it still resonates as one of the most wonderful days.

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