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Trust Built

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)

A while ago someone promised something to my husband that was kind of over the top. It seemed totally far-fetched to me. As time went on and the person didn’t deliver, I told my husband “They are not going to do deliver. It’s just not going to happen.” My husband listened to me but didn’t say anything.

Some time passed and the person did deliver. They gave what was promised. As I looked at my husband I said, “WOW. I can’t believe it.” His response? “I knew they would eventually come through. I trusted them.”

What was the difference between his response and mine? He knew them better. He had spent more time with them and had experiences with them that built that trust. Even when it didn’t look like they were going to deliver on their promise, he didn’t falter.

It made me think of our various relationships with God. When I am walking down a path and I tell people I am making these decisions because God wants me to and he promised to take care of it, well, quite frankly they think I’m crazy. They think things like “She’s in for a disappointment. God isn’t going to deliver.” And then he does.

If you’ve walked with God through any difficult stage of life, you learn to trust him. You learn through experience that he is going to show up and he is going to do what he said. Then, as everyone else is wondering if it’s just a coincidence, you can look up, smile and say “I knew you would come through. I trusted you.”

–Elaine (Thought4theday.com)

Written by Diane Levy

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