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Why trust?

The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3 KJV

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. Psalms 4:5 KJV

God’s Word is full of verses telling those who put their faith in God to trust Him.

In fact, the Bible is clear that those who do not choose to trust the Lord are choosing sorrow:

“They shall besiege you at all your gates until your high and fortified walls, in which you trust, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you at all your gates throughout all your land which the LORD your God has given you.” Duet. 28:52 NKJV

“You speak of having plans and power for war; but they are mere words. And in whom do you trust, that you rebel against me? 2 Kings 18:20 NKJV

It is very much like any other relationship we have.

We spend time with someone and they gain our trust through their daily behavior or they loose out trust through the same thing.

The difference with trusting in God is we can not base our opinion of His trustworthiness upon our personal experience.

We are limited as to our understanding, our perspective, our ability to see all frames of history, science, and the spiritual dimension.

God, knows that our ability to understand all of the truths of life, the universe, and spirituality is a tiny fraction of the whole.

Therefore, He put in His Word a command: trust God.

He then backs up why we should do this with story upon story of the lives of those who put their trust in Him as well as some who did not.

Their backgrounds, status, and livelihoods are as different as any group of people across the globe today, but those who put their trust in God are blessed.

Those who do not, are not blessed.

It is that simple.

Of course, our self-important emotions are offended.

“Where does He have the right to choose?”

“Why can’t my good intentions weigh in for something?”

“This isn’t fair!”

But all this means very little.

If you buy a brand-new car and fill the gas tank with olive oil you will ruin your engine.

You can be offended by this.

“Gas is so expensive!”

“I didn’t have any at home, just olive oil.”

“Why did the car maker get to choose what my engine runs on?!”

A gas engine runs on gasoline, because that is how it was designed.

God knows how the universe was crafted, He is the designer and carries authority, but on a much larger scale.

He created it all.

He understands all the parts and pieces.

He knows we need to trust Him.

And once we lay down our self, put our own opinions as secondary, and choose to walk in trusting God, we have an enormous gift.

Responsibility for our lives suddenly becomes a shared burden, the Lord Almighty and us.

What an incredible opportunity to live beside the Lord, simply following His lead and letting Him guide us.

And Who better, than the Creator of the Universe?

If my dishwasher is acting strange I look at the manual or call a repairman from the company who made it.

How much more important it is to read God’s Word and spend time seeking His plans and following through by trusting Him daily.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for the truth that we need to trust You each and every day. Lord, You know it is difficult for us to learn to walk daily in trust. Please help our minds and hearts realize the enormous benefits of trusting You. Lord, let us be humble before You, not prideful, thinking we know what is best. Please continue to lead us, as we walk with You. And for those who have yet to put their trust in You, help them to see what an incredible blessing it is. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Sprinkles on chocolate frosting

If you read my blog titled Sprinkles, you already know why this is special.

My sweet husband had to go to the store for parts last Saturday and asked if I wanted anything while he was there.

“I don’t know where you would get one, but it’s time I had a donut.”

His eyes twinkling, “With chocolate frosting and sprinkles.”


Bless him, he found a little trailer which happens to sell fresh donuts.

As I enjoyed every bit of that sweet with my tea, I praised God.

Because the donut is more than a rare dessert.

For me, it’s an opportunity to remember all the incredible ways God is good.

Especially, in my own life.

How He has loved me, provided for me, carried me, and is so faithful to me and my family.

Yes, I certainly can and do praise God regularly, not just when eating a donut.

But on that day, I wanted to do something special.

It was the end of a really trying week.

The previous one hadn’t been easy either.

And I knew the following weeks held a great deal of uncertainty.

So, in a way, I was building a monument.

In the midst of struggle and uncertainty is the most important time to remember Who God is and what He has done.

This remembering is a choice to love and trust God, because He is worthy.

And that truth is sweeter than any man made thing, including a donut with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

Ecclesiastes 3:14 NKJV — I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him.

God can be trusted

It seems silly.

Why write something which is so very logical?

God created the universe and everything in it.

God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sin.

Jesus, God-as-man, loves every single one of us.

Of course He can be trusted!

And yet,

my heart has to speak those words.

I have to remind myself of the truth.

Because life doesn’t always work the way I expect.

Pain, sin, struggle, tragedy are all part of living in this fallen world.

During those times I must remember that God can be trusted.

Lately, He has asked me to take it a step further.

Lately, our lives have been one answered prayer after another.

One obvious blessing or direction after another.

It’s almost felt “too good to be true”.

And that’s where God has been asking me to stretch, to trust in a new way.

You see, after all these trials, one on top of another, I’ve begun to become cynical.

I’ve caught myself thinking:

“Well…I wonder what is going to go wrong?”

“This is nice, but are we in over our heads?”

“What if…!?”

And with each thought the Lord speaks.

Can you trust Me?

Yes, Lord! I trust You!

Do you trust Me enough to just live in today?

Ohh, ouch…!

I want to trust like that.

To only do the task at hand without worrying about the next one.

I want to trust God so deeply that I can enjoy the moment without worrying over the mountains in front of me.

The kind of trust which sees a concern or an issue and quietly takes it before my Lord, lays it at His feet, and


The kind of trust which never fears bad news, because I’m secure in my Lord and Savior.

I’m not there yet.

But, I’m

patiently hopefully learning

all the amazing ways

God can be trusted.

A gentle reminder


Despite the fact that flowers bloom every Spring.

Despite the truth that the sun is shining even when it can’t be seen.

Despite the gentle little reminders of God’s greatness and love sprinkled throughout each day.


The new,
foreign territory,
can breed fear.

The questions
of others,
the logic of the circumstances,
the harsh facts,
can all stand in the path,
Warning of danger if …

for the heart,
which hears the Father calling,
feels the pull into
the path,
to know all the “what ifs”
deep inside knows
to ignore the call
would be to close the ear
to God Almighty,
it is a choice.

What will the future hold?

Why are you doing this?

Will you obey the call of the Lord?

As an added vitamin for the soul,
I flipped my Bible open this morning to this verse.

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short
That it cannot save;
Nor is His ear so dull
That it cannot hear.”  Is. 59:1

For my own path,
My own questions,
I have answered:
I will go.

Despite the questions.

Despite the uncertainty.

Despite the fear of the unknown.

God is always present and able to save me no matter the circumstances.

How could I possibly be safer than in His will, walking His path,  trusting in His Word?