Grow Your Trust
Welcome! Trust is the bedrock of all our relationships. Therefore, I’m glad you trusted me enough to come back! We’ve had a very busy month so I’m a bit late in posting this, but I’m excited to take us on our next step in learning about trust. It’s chilly here this morning so how about we grab a cup of something warm and pull up a chair for a visit.
By the way, it’s really nice to see you! I’m looking forward to your comments. That way we can have a two way communication and help each other grow!
Ok, here we go –
Please Walk With Me
The best way I can describe trust today is to have you take a mental walk with me.
Keep reading, but mentally let go and follow my words. You are walking down a black dirt path on a lush green mountainside. Grass and flowers are everywhere. Take a deep breath. Smell the flowers. And is that a hint of moss? Sure enough, there it is on the rocks along the path, and growing on the trees. Listen…can you hear the birds chirp peacefully the background? See the sunshine streaming through the tree branches. Pause a moment and watch the tiny golden specs of dust dance in the shaft of light.
It’s beautiful, peaceful, and calm. The stream you hear rumbling in the background adds to the bliss. Enjoy that sound for a moment…..Okay, let’s walk again. Feel the cool breeze on your face. Don’t you love the fresh mountain air?
Oh look, there’s a deer! Her big soft eyes glisten as she watches you pass, then bong, bong, bong, bounds off.
Smiling you continue on the trail as it rounds a bend.
The world falls away as you teeter on the edge of a cliff! The river you heard is not off in the distance, but careening down the cliff into the gorge at your feet! You turn to go back just as the path caves off. There’s no going back. Your heart pounds as you scramble to keep your footing. Glancing back and forth you frantically look for an escape. You see a small sign near the edge of the drop off. Hit your knees and inch closer, holding your breath as the cold mist sprays your face. You’re dizzy from the height as you creep up to the sign. Grab it to keep your balance you read in bold black letters, “This is God. Trust me, stand up and step out over the edge. The bridge is there. I know it looks impossible, but trust me. Just go one small step at a time. I will take care of you.”
Okay, come back to here an now.
How did that experience make you feel? Did you get a little light headed? Are your shoulders tense? Are you sweating? Is your stomach in knots? Were you holding your breath? Are you mad at me for making you experience that? If not, go back and read it again.
All the things you experienced as you teetered on the edge of that cliff are very normal reactions when you are in a situation where you have to trust God.
And honestly, a bridge materialize? Like Indiana Jones? Ha, sure! Right?
But, once you learn to trust God, in every situation, yes, it’s just like that.
He will provide a way when there is no way.
I know you question that, but it’s true. He tells us in His history book/instructional manual, the Bible.
So how do we develop the skills and learn to trust Him when the going gets tough?
How do we apply those same skills to our daily lives?
Well, those are the topics of our next several posts!
I’ll be honest, it isn’t a “read it and suddenly you trust” manual. But we are going to discuss several techniques that will help you learn how to build healthy, growing, trust. And that trust will transcend your emotions and relationships, it will effect your spirituality.
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And here is a link to our previous “Trust Series” post if you missed it”
Have a Bless day my friend!