Friday, November 12, 2010

Stop . . . Pay Attention . . . Trust

I talk with individuals that have lost trust in someone or something.
The loss results in brokenness.
Their lives end up in a mess.
At some point they will do anything to make the pain of broken trust to subside . . . well . . . except to trust again.
Trust becomes a struggle after trust is lost.
Trust is a risk; however, when we trust God we step into a place of healing where we can be free of the brokenness of lost trust.  There is a process to learning to trust.  It begins with understanding that trust must first and foremost be put in God.   It is God who asked the Exodus people to stop doing everything, pay attention to Him, and to take the step of trust:  Moses said, "Now eat it; this is the day, a Sabbath for God. You won't find any of it on the ground today. Gather it every day for six days, but the seventh day is Sabbath; there won't be any of it on the ground." (Exodus 16:25-26, The Message)

The people took the step of trust as they did what God said to do. To do what God says to do, we must surrender what we want to do, letting go of the struggle.  We can put our trust in many things; however, it is only when we trust Christ that we really live. Christ promised that we would receive His Living Spirit, who is trustworthy to reveal the truth and guide us on the journey.  John 16:13 says “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.”

Risk trusting Christ.  Stop.  Pay attention. Take the steps of surrender. Trust.   "Christ,  I put my trust in You. I will stop, pay attention to You, and trust."

Learning to KickStart the day trusting God,

(written by Kerrie L. Palmer © 2010 All Rights Reserved)