How Trust Effects Lives – Are You Ready To Grow Your Trust?

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Trust – Foundation Bedrock

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!

In case you are just joining us on this look into trust, I hope you will go back and review these previous posts:  What Truly Matters in 2017  and  Why Trust Matters and How To Start Building Trust

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.

Gasp!

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.”

Trust Me?

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.

So are you interested? If so please click here and subscribe so you don’t miss a single post! And you can trust me to never share you personal information with anyone.

And here is a link to our previous “Trust Series” post if you missed it”

Why Trust Matters

Have a Bless day my friend!

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Comments

  1. Jan Smith April 7, 2017 #

    Oh yeah! Thank you for letting us know what happened to you Kristi! I have been so anxious for the rest of your “trust” series. I was starting to loose hope that you were coming back to finish it. I should have known better! I know I can “trust” you! And yes, I’m all in and can’t wait for the next post!

    Thank you for every word you share with us. As always, this post makes me look inside and think. I can’t wait for the next one! And I can only imagine how busy you are so to take the time to share a piece of yourself with us shows just how giving you are. Thank you and may God richly bless you and your writing Kristi.
    Love,
    Jan

    • Kristi Ross April 7, 2017 #

      Oh thank you Jan! I’m so glad you stuck with me! Yes, I have been very busy, but also, I had trouble with the photo. A very wise friend of mine said, post it anyway! Without the picture if need be. So I tried one last time to get it to post correctly and it did! And I’m thrilled you are enjoying this series! I hope it continues to bring you thought filled moments of joy!
      Be Blessed my friend!
      Kristi

  2. Ernie April 7, 2017 #

    I’m so glad my sister told me to check out your website! Thank you for writing about truswt. I have some serious trust issues so I can’t wait for what you are going to teach us. My sis says you write from the heart and from your expereince but it’s all tied back to the scriptures. Is that true?

    • Kristi April 7, 2017 #

      Hi Ernie, welcome! Yes, that is exactly how and what I write. I’ve lived the lessons I share here. And this one on trust is forcing me to grow in ways I never expected. I was divorced many, many years ago and the deeper I go into this study the more I am finding out about my own trust issues.

      l’m glad your sister recommended the site. Please tell her thank you for me! I’m happy you are enjoying this series and I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that you took the time to write me here in the comments! I wish every person would. My desire is to have an ongoing, growing conversation with all of my readers. So thank you!!!
      Be Blessed my new friend!
      Kristi

  3. Kathy Hodge Weaver April 7, 2017 #

    Thank you for continuing this series! Trust is something that is hard to develop as so much doubt tends to creep in but the more we read about it and put it into practice the easier it becomes. So your posts should help us to trust as the Lord teaches us to trust. God bless! !

    • Kristi Ross April 15, 2017 #

      Thank YOU Kathy for enjoying the series! And I trust the Lord will continue to speak to you through these posts as He grows us both in learning to trust Him, and other more.
      God bless you!

  4. Dwayne Reeder April 8, 2017 #

    I was certainly enjoying our stroll through the mountains. All my senses were heightened as I read. Then the peaceful walk abruptly stopped and I had to choose, to trust or save my life using my own fear to guide me…to trust or not to trust.

    Many times I want to build the bridge myself. It’s only when I step out in faith and give everything to God with trust that I find peace and answers and solutions that I would never have thought of.

    I can’t wait to see where your next posts take us with regard to trust.

    PS I liked the photo of just the word trust. If you keep that single word at the forefront of your consciousness, strength and peace that only God can give follow suit. 😊

    • Kristi Ross April 15, 2017 #

      Oh I’m so glad Dwayne! And you “got it”! It’s when we stop relying on ourselves that we truly learn to trust God. It’s a strange and wonderful place to be isn’t it? Now if I could just learn how to stay in that place!

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