Stumbling Upon Trust

“…the need to trust is our invitation, over and over, to the place where we look into his face—and no one else’s—and let ourselves be loved by him. We let ourselves be loved by God. Our hands release their grip on the reins of our lives and we stop trying so hard to be women with all the answers…letting ourselves be loved by God is the place where we stumble upon trust.”

I know I quoted this yesterday, but I read it again this morning and continue to be moved by her beautiful description of love and trust.  An invitation to let ourselves be loved by God, and in doing so, we stumble upon trust.  That is something my heart longs for. 

Don’t you want to take God up on that?  Don’t you want to be reminded of how loved you are?  Today, I pray that we will all allow ourselves a few minutes to simply let ourselves be loved by God.  When you pair trust back to understanding how loved we are by God, suddenly it no longer appears to be a struggle or an obligation, but rather a gift, a joy, and a delight.

Back in 2008, I wrote a post where I linked falling in love with God to an increased ability to trust Him.  I referenced something Lysa Terkeurst said at a women’s conference, “God’s love for us is so consuming, He can only have our best interest in mind.  Therefore, we have no reason to fear.” 

We have no reason to fear and every reason to trust…as we continue on this journey of falling more in love with the Lord, I pray that we will begin to trust wholeheartedly in His abundant provisions.  Psalm 32 says that He will instruct, teach, counsel, and watch over us.  He will surround us with His unfailing love.  May we continue to rest and trust in His abundant provisions!  He truly has our best interest in mind. 
 

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.  Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.  Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.”
Psalm 32:8-10

 

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