2012 Blog Archive

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Faith Moment
February 6, 2012
Trust

Do you trust God?  Taking a leap of faith and learning to trust the Almighty is a means of drawing ever closer to God.  But most of us grasp for control.  We look for security, never realizing that the only One who can provide security is God.

John Powell, in Prayer as Surrender, illustrates this principle:
 
I used to carry my aged mother up and down the stairs of our home here in Chicago. And she would grab onto the banister while I was carrying her up or down the stairs and hold on to it so tightly we couldn't move.

I'd say, "Momma, you have to let go of the banister or we can't move."

And she looked at me with her plaintive little eyes and said, "I'm afraid you'll drop me."

I said, "Momma, I'm going to drop you right now. When I count to three, I'm going to drop you!" And then she would let go, and we'd go two more steps, when she would grab on again.

That is in microcosm my interaction with God. I'm hanging on to the banisters of life. I'm hanging on to these little things that make me feel secure. But God loves me more than I love my little mother, and God would never let me come to any harm. God knows where we're going.

Today, take a moment to meditate on the psalmist’s words about trusting God. May you  find it to be true in your own experience.
 
1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.
2 I will cry out to God Most High,
  To God who performs all things for me.
3 He shall send from heaven and save me;
   He reproaches the one who would swallow me up.
     Psalm 57:1-3

With Love,
Mike

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