Friday, February 10, 2012

Five Minute Friday - Trust



Friday is slowing dissolving into Saturday, but Lisa-Jo's word for this Five Minute Friday is one that makes my heart race. We have done battle this word and I:

Trust

start:I trusted You Lord - have trusted You all of my life. When I failed and acted as though I didn't know You, You drew me back with mercy and grace and a love I couldn't outrun. When I thought I could do quite well on my own, thank you very much, You waited patiently until I ran out of me.

I trusted You even when it sometimes seemed You didn't hear. I believed You would always do what is best for us - even when it didn't go my way.

When the worst day of my life loomed like a nightmare coming true, I lay with face to the floor and tears flowing into the carpet and believed You would make it all go away. You didn't and trust fell at my feet, and I couldn't even whisper Your name.

Anger and disappointment dogged my days. I decided it had all been for naught. How could this be good? Days dragged by - dark and heavy. You were silent - waiting, always waiting.

One day I looked into Your face and knew I had nowhere else to go. "Who have I in heaven but You?" I slowly walked back into Your outstretched arms and You wrapped me in such love. The nightmare didn't go away - it was simply wrapped in grace. And I put my trust in You.

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Join us at Lisa-Jo's. So many have gathered to share words and hearts.

Blessing,
Linda

7 comments:

Patricia said...

I lay with face to the floor and tears flowing into the carpet and believed You would make it all go away. You didn't and trust fell at my feet, and I couldn't even whisper Your name.

Oh Linda, I know how trust falls at our feet in a puddle and we wonder if our disintegrating faith was ever real in the first place. You have put such beautiful words to this. It reads like such a hopeful psalm.

Amy said...

Oh what a beautiful post. I have done similar battle with trust. And ran out of me and into grace. And put my trust in Him. Thank you so much for sharing this. It made me cry, but in a good way. Blessings -

Megan Willome said...

I think I'm on the floor right now, Linda. You encourage me.

Anonymous said...

i have seen that place...nowhere else to go...God was the only one that was there.

S. Etole said...

So well said, Linda ... such a hard place to be.

Sheila said...

Been down there like that...and noticed that even the carpet reeked.

This is beautiful, Linda. It's beautiful the way His relentless love for us is beautiful, even when we hide from it.

Sandra Heska King said...

Oh Linda. I know this. I've been there.