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Stepping Stones: Is Trust Natural?

Stepping Stones: Is Trust Natural?
November 2, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
When my girls were really small, I used to throw them way up in the air…oh, how they loved it. I loved the trust they unquestioningly had in me. Our kids show us their unconditional trust, and at times gullibility, in many ways…running to our room when they have a nightmare, believing when we tell them about Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, thinking we can make all their boo-boos go away. God created us to trust easily, so we would trust Him. Then Satan gets in there, and twists both the natural inadequacies that we have as parents as well as the times we really do let our kids down (whether intentionally or unintentionally), so that trusting others is now very hard to do…especially for those who have been deeply wounded. Mistrust creates loneliness, isolation, and a feeling that no one truly understands you and your path. You feel no one else is on your team and self-reliance is the pursuit. The opposite of what God wants in His relationship with you. The Holy Spirit within you can be your resident tutor, helping you untwist those past hurts so you can start to trust again..100% unconditional trust and wide-eyed belief, just like a small child, especially to trust all God’s promises and instructions.
Today, when no one else seems to understand you, simply draw closer to Your Lord and God. Rejoice in Him, the One who understands you and loves you perfectly. Trust His promises and instruction for living life and Him being there for you. Click here to share with the Stepping Stone community your thoughts on why you can trust God and others or struggle with trusting God and others.

Prayer
Dear Father God, I come to You for understanding because you know me far better than I know myself. I know Father that You comprehend me in all my complexity…no detail of my life is hidden from You. Help me understand my hurts more, forgive those who hurt me, and learn to trust You and Your promises. Give me the trust of a child when it comes to all that has to do with You. I pray in the name of the grandest gift, Christ Jesus, and all God’s children said, – AMEN!

The Truth

O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Psalm 131:1,2
Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:3
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5,6

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