Last Saturday the topic of Faith was introduced with the question Faith or Hope? This week topic of Faith is continued with the introduction of Trust and what it means to have Trust.
Here is a little story that explains this simple statement so much better than I can do and certainly in a lot less words.
Me (Upset): God, can I ask you something?
Me: Promise you won't get mad?
GOD: I promise.
Me (frustrated): Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
GOD: What do you mean?
Me: Well I woke up late,
Me: My car took forever to start,
Me (growling): At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait
Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call
GOD: All right
Me (loudly): And to top it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to
soak my feet in my foot massager and relax, but it wouldn't work.
Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?
GOD: Well let me see..... the death angel was at your bed this morning
and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life.
I let you sleep through that.
Me (humbled): Oh...
GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on
your route that might have hit you if you were on the road
Me (ashamed): ............
GOD: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I
didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to
Me (embarrassed): Oh.....
GOD: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was
going to give a false witness about what you said on that call, I
didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered
Me (softly): I see God
GOD: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short that was going to throw
out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted
to be in the dark.
Me: I'm sorry God.
GOD: Don't be sorry, just learn to trust me.........in all things, the
good and the bad
Me: I WILL trust you God
GOD: And don't doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your
Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything
GOD: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your Father
and I love looking after my children.
Scriptural References: II Samuel 22:31, Proverbs 3:5, Hebrews 2:13
2 Samuel 22:31
The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust Him.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding.
HATTIP for the story from a dear friend, Janet Davis.