Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Trust Worthy

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will act.

Psalm 37:5

Trust is at the heart of so much of what we do. We respond to situations and individuals according to our level of trust. Trust is often easily given, but once broken we discover that trust is not easily restored.

This verse was part of a collection of verses I once put together for a women’s retreat. They were part of a plan to encourage Bible memorization and so there was one for each month. Of course, what began as a “to do” for others, quickly became a life lesson for me. While the whole of my life has been a continuous lesson on trust that particular period of my life had shoved me into “class” full time.

My “way” that particular year was moving for the fifth time in six years which resulted in my not being able to see our daughter be in a high school graduation ceremony. A family member died whose home needed to be sorted and cleaned. I packed and posted a “house for sale” sign in a down market. There was a new house, new friends, a new town, even an unexpected surgery, and five months later I sobbed good-bye to our only child as she left for college. Everything was new. Trust was an uncertain commodity in a new environment.

Every morning was and continues to be a repeated prayer, “I trust you, Lord.” And God has acted, intervened, provided all along the way. Today, my “way” remains rocky and uncertain but I can confidently say, God is worthy of trust.

Jesus, whatever today holds I commit to you;
trusting that you will act in a way that is best for me.

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