6.08.2008

Trust

“I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.” ~Mother Teresa

One of my favorite scriptures is found in I Cor. 10:13 where it tells us that we won't be given any temptation that is too hard for us to bear or that our Father won't help us escape from. I take that not only to mean literal temptations, but also burdens or frustrations or pains of any kind.

Knowing that, we can assume [as Mother Teresa has said], that He trusts us a whole lot and sometimes I'm not so sure I merit or even want that trust. Not if it brings all the heartaches and hurts of life with it.

But in general, how grateful I am that He sees fit to place His trust in me. I'm thankful for the things in my life that are hard, for the pains, the frustrations and the heartaches. Because that means He does trust me.

And that's a good feeling . Happy Sunday!

9 comments:

Emily J. said...

That was a lovely thought. I love reading all your thoughts they bright and encourage me through out the day.

Ashley said...

you're right on with this post. when we follow the Spirit when he gives us a prompting, then the the Lord is even more trusting in us! it's a great cycle.

hoLLy said...

i hope i am worthy of that kind of trust! and i hope i don't let Him down too often.

happy sunday jan! thanks for a wonderful thought today.

Jori said...

Great thoughts as always! Every difficult thing surely does let us know the Lord is aware of us.

Cammie said...

Trust is always hard, but necessary.

100 Percent Cottam said...

hee hee, he DOES trust you a lot, that's for sure! but you're up for it! :)

Mel said...

What a wonderful thought! Thanks so much for sharing it. It was just what I needed this weekend.

Melissa said...

Great thought...Happy Week ahead!

MiaKatia said...

Ok Jan I am jumping on the "you need to make a book" bandwagon. Your thoughts are so uplifting and so important for us to remember!