Friday, September 3, 2010

The Voice of Trust

There is only one certainty in life and that is that all things pass. The first time I heard this, I was horribly disappointed! It does not matter whether it is good or bad things...evolution is part of the life experience. Even knowing this with our practical minds, our hearts want all the good things to stay and all the bad things to depart. Time, however, has other plans for us and so we travel down the twists and turns of the road of life and wonder sometimes, "What's it all about, anyway?"

The challenges that come with change and the oft uncertainty can challenge our trust to its core. Someone once told me, if God was truly a vengeful God, He/She would answer all our prayers. I think of the times I have been spared something that I thought at the time I absolutely would die without. If we are lucky and are able to give into the urge to think that life is against us, usually it is in our favor and simply asking us important questions that we don't always want to answer. In truth, all things can work together for our good and the good of others if we simply allow for that.

I think this is where trust comes into play. It is learning to trust, even in the deepest part of adversity, that all things happen for a reason that sometimes is beyond our grasp. It is also to trust that you will know which road to take, which choice to choose, which train or plane get on. Trust is learning to listen to that small, sweet whisper that is always trying to get our attention. We just have to become quiet enough to listen to it, that's all. It's simple, but not easy. Trust is the nugget we get from having lived through life. The very thing we could not live without becomes the blessing we do not have. Even in heartache, the sun still comes up and we still live through it. The trick is not to step into the same traps, once we have learned our lessons. Perhaps the person we need to learn to trust the first and most is ourselves. If we can do that, if we can listen to that voice of trust, everything else will take care of itself.

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