Friday, April 16, 2010

The Gift of Trust

Have you ever met a person who is suspicious of the motives of everyone? No matter what is said, or done, they are always looking for ulterior motives. -"The reason behind the reason that someone is doing something for them". It is a terrible way to have to live. I have known a few people in my life that are like that. They are never happy. They are haunted by the idea that somewhere they will be ambushed to 'pay back' that kindness that was done to them. Or that they are being 'set up' somehow. These people are the ones who wind up with physical illnesses like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, problems with the digestive system. All having to do with 'stress'. And stress is just the result of worry.

Now I do admit that in today's world you do have to watch those around you,  not everyone is your friend or wanting to be your friend. But, there is a point when watchfulness turns to constant worry, and that is where the Christian falls into sin. Jesus said for us to cast all our cares(worries) on him, why? because he is the one who is caring for us. He wants us to take all our worries and suspicions to him so that he can first of all, give us direction on whether or not those suspicions  and worries are real, and then if we will turn loose of them, he will show us how to handle them. If the problem isn't something we can handle ourselves, then he steps in and does it for us. Whether it is to give us knowledge and strength to do it ourselves, or find another way to remove the problem or worry, Christ is always there to care for us. If as a Christian , you could just grasp that one truth of scripture your life would change dramatically.

You can trust the Lord! Even when you have no one else to go to: Jesus is there for you. Remember today to take that problem first to Jesus. don't let Satan blind you to where your help comes from.
"Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil."Proverbs 3:5,6,7

Have a blessed(not stressed) day,

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