July 21, 2014 by Jen Cudmore
So, I’ve been thinking. What does trust really mean?
When I looked it up in the dictionary, I discovered that trusting is “believing in reliability, truth, ability, or strength.”
God has reminded me over the past couple weeks that I need to cast all my cares on Him. I must fully surrender each aspect of my life to His capable hands.
– Trust Him with my children as they go through each stage of life. My son will be just fine when he rides his bike to school. Alone.
– Trust Him with my writing journey and book sales. The proper resources and people will be put into place at just the right time.
– Trust Him with friends and family who must make their own choices, and that it’s okay if they make mistakes because He’ll be there to help them get back on track.
And in return, He showed me how much He trusts me.
Have you ever thought about that concept before? Not I…
God brought some people into my life that desperately needed help. A man who lost his job, a struggling overworked mother, a young woman stuck in an unhealthy relationship. I was happy to help, to offer what I had. To pray over each situation and ask for God’s additional power, protection, and provision.
I have come to realize that helping others is a privilege.
God trusted me with these people – He knew I’d rise to the occasion, seek His wisdom and offer what I could.
For each situation that occurred, God knew that He could use me as a vessel to accomplish His purpose. As I learn to surrender to Him more and more, He in turn trusts me with more tasks.
And as I continue to seek and trust Him, I hope I always respond like Isaiah. “Here I am, Lord. Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)
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