Why trust? As the video says, you trust all the time without questioning or even thinking. You cannot live without trust. We trust that food will be at the grocery store when we go shopping. We trust the lights will turn on when we flip a switch. Trust get tricky though when the unexpected happens:
- A spouse dies
- You receive an unexpected diagnosis
- A co-worker steps over you for that promotion
- A flood, tornado or fire destroys your home
- Your best friend betrays you
- Your spouse is unfaithful
- You are part of or witness a horrific act of violence
These events cause us to lose trust in ourselves, in others, and worse, trust in God. To quote King Solomon again. He says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (NASB)
We can’t possibly understand everything, especially when something terrible rocks our world.
Trust in these words from the apostle Paul as he says:
“In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
I’ve written a trust prayer which is the basis of the Trust Meditation CD. I’ve included it here:
A Trust Prayer
Most Gracious and Loving God,
I trust in your peace that surpasses all understanding.
Because I have peace, I am not anxious.
I know and trust that I am completely loved and supported by you.
I am wonderfully made!
You have given me instincts, intuition and feelings.
I trust my instincts.
I trust my intuition.
I trust my feelings.
I trust in the still small voice inside of me.
It is the voice of truth.
It is the voice of my soul.
Your Spirit dwells within me.
God, you are the Source of my peace and power.
I listen for guidance with heightened awareness.
I trust you.
I don’t have to worry or know what happens.
You are all-knowing.
You are all loving.
I trust you to provide all that I need.
You are my refuge and fortress.
I trust you for safety.
I trust that I am where I am supposed to be.
I trust that I will be led where I am supposed to go.
I trust that you will lead me and guide me.
I trust that you will never leave me.
I trust the present moment and let go of the past.
Trusting in this moment will direct my future.
Help me to trust others.
I know that I cannot live life to the fullest without the help of others.
When I’m afraid, I will trust you more.
When I am weak, I will trust in your strength.
When I have doubts, I will trust in your promises to love me and direct my steps.
God, in you I trust.
To experience a deep sense of trust in God – to trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5), join others who’ve developed that deep trust through the Trust Meditation MP3s or CD. Click on the CD Cover to learn more:
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