December 2000

It’s interesting how God will often have to bring us back again and again to lessons we thought we’d learned. For me it was another lesson in trusting Him. I’m not a very trusting person to begin with, being a control freak of sorts. Anything I can’t control I don’t trust. God is one of those “things”.

While having my quiet time at GO Conference God showed me that one morning in Psalm 91: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ’He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” (NIV) Reading through that brought me to another realization. Trust is an acronym. It stands for To Rely Upon Someone Totally. Be this God or a person, trusting them means that I keep my hands off and let them go the way they think best. No more controlling or worrying from my side. It takes no more than a simple commitment. And let me say, true trust is very freeing.