[#write31days] Day 9 Trust

Welcome to Day 9 of #write31days! 
For more information check out the series’ page

It’s also Friday today, so I am linking up with my friends at Five Minute Friday.

I am afraid of heights. Climbing mountains is somewhat okay, the spectacular view from the top normally pays for the terror beforehand.
But as soon as I leave solid ground behind and all I have is a rope and an instructor yelling not-at-all-encouraging mantras after me, I panic. I don’t trust him that everything will be okay, that the rope will really hold me, that my strength will be enough, that the view is really worth it. So I stay on the ground and watch others climb.

Why do we have such a hard time setting boundaries?
This week we will talk a bit more about the lies that keep us from setting boundaries. But I think what it often comes down to is trust.
We don’t trust that the money we earn will ever be enough, so we continue to work even though we are completely exhausted.
We dont trust that our friends will still love us even if we are weak at the moment and have nothing to give, so we continue to pour from an empty heart until we’re completely dry.
We don’t trust that God is really good and has good intentions for our lives, so we continue to let worry eat away our soul and rather fix things ourselves than enjoying perfect peace.
We don’t trust ourselves, our strengths and talents, so we keep on chasing the wind and never get to experience the beauty of being in the right place.

Trust is not easy, it doesn’t happen in a day.
But the process starts with a little decision.
Every day.
It begins with an “I trust you” to the One who’s always trustworthy.
He’ll take you on a wonderful journey, trust me.

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

6 thoughts on “[#write31days] Day 9 Trust”

  1. Beautiful words, Katha. And my FMF post is along this line as well. We dare to trust God because He alone can be trusted. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Lynai, visiting from FMF 🙂

  2. Great thoughts.

    At this moment in my life I’m having a bit of trouble with thinking God has good things planned for me – on top of the pain of a terminal illness centered in the pancreas, I had an eye injury that’s been a bit low in healing, so I’m doing the pirate eyepatch thing.

    I mean, really, God, one thing at a time!

    But I do trust that this is all part of something else, that if I will let Him, He’ll use these misfortunes for good, to help others.

    That makes it all OK.

    Here from FMF, #6 this week.


    1. Great to hear from you, Andrew! Sorry to hear about the eye injury. I guess it can be really hard to trust in such situations, I find it really impressive though that you talk it over with God after all. May you experience lots of little joys this week!

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