My Year of TRUST Series: Part 2 of 4
Trust in God
In part 1 of this series, we looked at self-trust. Now, we look at trust in God.
“Look back and thank God. Look forward and trust God.”
A man was walking a long and narrow path, not paying much attention to where he was going.
Suddenly, he slipped over the edge of a cliff. As he was falling, he grabbed a branch growing from the side of the cliff and hang onto it for dear life.
After several moments, he realized that he couldn’t hang on for much longer and he cried out for help.
The man says, “Is anybody up there?”
A voice says, “Yes, I’m here.”
The man says, “Who is that?”
The voice says, “It’s God.”
The man says, “God, help me.”
The voice says, “Do you trust me?”
The man says, “I trust you completely.”
The voice says, “Good. Let go of the branch.”
The man says, “What?”
The voice says, “I said let go of the branch.”
After a long pause, the man says, “Is anybody else up there?”
If you’re an average person, I’m sure you can relate to the story. How many times have you found yourself dangling on the edge or struggling in a situation where the guidance that you get scares you to death? How many times have you ask for help, yet when the help shows up, you turn it away or it’s not what you expected or what you wanted? How many times have you received very clear instructions from that deep place within you, your higher self and you didn’t listen to that and it bit you in the butt? The four human realities of fear, doubt, disbelief and disobedience are at the core of our ability and inability to trust God enough to follow the guidance we receive. How each of these dynamics place out is a reflection of our ability to trust others, ourselves, and God.
Trusting yourself enough to trust God or spirit, universe cannot be a choice of last resort. It must be the first choice based on your relationship. I when going through cancer, I really had to have faith. I had to trust that God had my back. Some of us don’t develop a close relationship with God, universe until something drastic happens. When you trust, you know within yourself it’s unshakable. Trust that grows into your ability to put your faith in doing what’s required knowing that regardless of the outcome you’ll be fine. Faith helps us support us in what we are doing. When we know and trust, faith is a demonstration of that trust.When we know and trust, faith is a demonstration of that trust. Click To Tweet
When we don’t trust ourselves, we place our trust in people outside of ourselves. A great example of this is health issues. When I was diagnosed with cancer the first time, I put a lot of trust and faith in the medical community and my doctors. I think a lot of us when we are facing illness or disease of some kind put our faith and trust in others specifically the medical community. When, in my opinion, if we trusted our own instincts and trusted God to give us the signs and to help us, then we would have clear answers to how we will get through whatever the situation is that is in front of us.
When we face something that really scares us, sometimes we focus on what God will do rather than where God is. We do base our trust on outcomes rather than the process. Trust is an unfolding process. Remembering that when we surrender and surrender to God and truly, truly trust, then we are able to get through anything. Remember that when we put our trust in others before ourselves that we aren’t giving ourselves credit for the incredible power we have within to be doing and have anything.
When we believe and know and feel and accept that God is in the flow of our lives, we can surrender the outcome knowing that it will be the perfect situation for all involved. We recognized that we are a part of God and God is a part of us; that we are connected. When we don’t trust, we are assuming and operating from a place that we are separate from and that simply isn’t the case.
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