Friday, February 10, 2012

Five Minutes: Trust

Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Trust.

Ready. Set. Write.

If there is one lesson I seem to never learn from God is trust. It seems like that age old dance of two steps forward and three steps back. God is always there to catch me, yet I fail to put my wholehearted trust in Him. It reminds me of why we are compared to sheep...one of the dumbest (albeit cutest) animals around.

I love the story of the Israelites exodus out of Egypt and how God used a stuttering leader like Moses to remove His people from bondage. The remarkable miracles that were done should instill the strongest of trust in any weak soul. Yet, they barely had left the Egyptian soil that they began grumbling to the Lord about taking them out of their comfort. Then moving to Moses with all their complaints. I read that story and think, "Didn't you people just see God's Hand all over the place? Where's the trust?" And I stop and think about my own life. Even though I've not had locusts descend upon my enemies, nor have I seen the waters literally part to provide a crossing of dry land, I have seen Him do the unexplainable in my life. And, I can say to myself "Didn't you just see God's Hand all over the place? Where's the trust?"

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your honest heart here. It is indeed tough to trust . . . but when we do make that leap forward, Jesus rewards us richly with a life changed because we've put our trust in Him.

Katie said...

How many times have I grumbled against those Israelites only to realize that I AM one? Great words; thanks for sharing!