Consider the Lilies

Consider the lilies how they grow;
they toil not, they spin not;
and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these.
If God so clothe the grass,
which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven;
how much more will he clothe you,
O ye of little faith?
(Luke 12:27-28)

Why is trust so hard?
Why is it that the very thing that should come natural to us as children, 
children of the all-seeing, ever-caring, most-loving Heavenly Father...
why do we find it so.hard.to.trust?

Circumstances arise beyond our control...
far above the scope of our limited power...
so much more than we can work out or think out or solve on our own.

And instead of doing the "easy" thing, 
and turning those cares and burdens and weights over to 
The One Who Bears All,
we grip tightly to them, clutching them to ourselves,
determined to worry and fret a plausible solution into existence.

"...when it comes to the "little" things, the mundane in's and out's of daily life,
I stress and fret with excess concern over things that will hardly matter in ten minutes, much less next year.
I must...I must learn to let go.
I must teach myself, must force myself to loosen my perceived grip on the reins of my reality.
...my reins...the reins of my reality...
for so long, my favorite Bible chapter has been Psalm 139...and in verse 13, it says, 
'For thou hast possessed my reins...'
But see!  I have NOT let Him possess my reins!
I feel like I, in my pitiful, earthly, finite wisdom can do such a superior job, 
better than the awesome, mighty, infinite Ruler of the Universe.
I am going to start TODAY.
I am going to purpose to let go.
Let it go.  Let it happen.
Let Life. Let God.
What will be will be.  It is what it is.
Complacency?  No.
Trust? Yes.
Radical dependence on One who is so very much stronger than I."
(~entry from MY journal, January 7, 2011)
This one was for me today, friends.
I needed this reminder.


2 comments:

  1. Awesome, thank you for the reminder. Maybe it wasn't just for you ....

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  2. I think trust is definitely built upon one wanting to see themselves and secondly one wanting to be seen.

    When hiding is taking place it is hard to escape the inherent gaps in a person's self created blind spots. Virtually everything in your world is a potential mirror, whether it is the dog, your child, the breaking dishes or the conversation with a family member or coworker. If one is choosing to watch the signs, process their own feelings and reactions they are able to more complete discern their mirrored self.

    When there is a gap in between how you see yourself and how God sees you...

    I think this is potentially something to look at to find a starting point to tighten up the trust issues.

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