Saturday, September 17, 2011

Total Trust in Your Master

I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever. Psalm 52:8

Tommy lies on his back here asking for a tummy rub, which he loves.  It makes him completely relax, as if he’s in “doggie heaven.” 

But he’s also 100% vulnerable here.  His neck, chest, and stomach are completely exposed and could be attacked, resulting in severe wounds, or even death. Because he trusts us, and knows we love and care for him, that doesn’t even cross his mind. 

Do you trust God?  Most Christians automatically answer “Yes” or “Of course.” But do you really trust Him? Are you willing to do whatever he says, even if it means stepping outside your comfort zone into the unknown?  These questions challenge me, but sometimes God arranges my life to stretch me and make my faith grow.  Can anybody else relate?


Cathy Baker said...

Great analogy, Ellen. I can relate. All too often, though, I flip from side to side instead of resting fully in the joy of trust (like Tommy). I'm so thankful life is a journey and not a place of "arrival". :)

Ellen Andersen said...

I'm with you there, Cathy. And God walks alongside us as we travel his path.