This week at The Loft, the topic is trust. I really struggled with this because sometimes when things break – like trust – it can be really hard to move on from that damage. Over the past couple of years, though, God has been working on my trust in various areas of my life.
This isn’t going to be a lengthy or lofty post. In fact, I’m going to share the one thing that has really been on my heart lately as it relates to trust.
See, my whole concept of trust was broken about a year ago. It is so hard when other people’s decisions so directly impact our lives that their poor decision bring us pain.
I’ve lived in that spot for a long time. I’ve camped out in my own valley of the shadow of death – it has been that difficult for me.
I went to a conference in early September and the speaker was talking about the need to trust God even when we don’t understand what He is doing. She had one small sentence that really hit home for me as I working on moving myself out of the valley.
And that’s what I want to share with you – the one sentence that pierced my heart
Dare to trust God first.
That’s it. Five small words. She issued the challenge and it came, for me, at a time when I needed to be sure that my trust was properly aligned.
What I took away, personally, was that I can trust others and they may or may not let me down.
Having our trust attached to the wrong people or to the wrong ideas can hurt us.
But if my trust is in God, then even if others let me down, I know that God is going to remain faithful.
Daring to trust God gives us the opportunity to keep our eyes focused on the one important thing – what God has planned for our lives.
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Do you struggle with trust?
Come join us at The Loft this week and see what others are sharing.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic as well.