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Growing in Trust

“God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done.” [2 Corinthians 9:8; The Message]

It never ceases to amaze me; how gratuitous God is. Poet Mary Oliver observes this truth daily as she immerses herself the natural world. See writes, “Around me the trees stir their leaves and call out, ‘Stay awhile.’ The light flows from their branches. And they call again, ‘It’s simple,” they say, ‘and you, too, have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.’” God created us to be filled with light and to shine, so that we might be more than ready to do what needs to be done. Yet do we trust that God’s provision will be enough for us? Do we trust that God will see us through whatever life throws at us? Trust is hard even though Walter Brueggemann suggests that we have known since the day of birth that our primal task is to grow to basic trust in God. Unfortunately, we have all been schooled to just trust ourselves. Trust in another requires vulnerability and that is what makes it so hard. To trust or not is the question. What is your answer today?


God, your faithfulness is from generation to generation, yet every generation must learn this anew. Help me to trust in your steadfast love and faithfulness. Help me to trust that you provision for my life, no matter my circumstances, will always be enough and maybe even more than enough. Amen.

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