Posts tagged what trusting in God is
Trusting God is a Process

Trusting God is a process.  He is patient and loving with us throughout our questioning and our pain.  I’m just now, really starting to understand this.  For too long, I’ve been both impatient with myself and with others when it comes to getting over pain.  I pray that God will continue to work in my heart, to give me a heart of compassion, that kind that he shows towards us.

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Faith and Culture 2015- What I Learned

I really want to get back to the book writing, and I will, with a blog post on Thursday titled 5 More Ways that God shows his Unfailing Faithfulness, a continuation of this post from last week.  I’ve been off topic lately, sharing some other writing I’ve had in my files.  It was spring break for my kids and I went to a writing conference- so life has been busy. 

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Trusting God When It Really Hurts

Today, I've got all kinds of pressing matters upon me, things like pulling the dryer out from the wall, to sweep behind and scrubbing the bricks around the fireplace. Rearrange the pictures on the walls?  Yes. Suddenly the arrangement they’ve been in really bothers me.  But sit down and write?   I want to.  I really do, but these words are not easy.  Today’s topic is about trusting God when it really hurts.  I tend to shy away from pain, both my own and other people’s. Jesus didn't shy away from pain though, so tough as it is, by His grace, neither will I. 

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I am yours and you are mine

We were created to glorify and worship God through a loving relationship with him.  We were made to enjoy the type of loving relationship that is demonstrated in the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  But love isn’t love if it’s not given freely.  With our free will, we chose to turn away from relationship with God, through sin, but God sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross and conquer death, to pay the heavy price that we owed and could never pay, and to bring us back into the relationship that we were made for.

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Why Not Trust in One’s Self?

“The one who trusts in himself, in his own richness or ideologies is destined for unhappiness. The one who trusts in the Lord, on the other hand, bears fruit even of time of drought.”  Pope Francis 

Pope Francis was referring to Jeremiah 17:7-8, which says.

 Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.  Jeremiah 17:7-8 (ESV)

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