I have been known to play the odd joke on people and while this can be very funny for everyone involved it can also cause people not to trust you in certain circumstances.
If I have ever said to Rosemary my wife ‘close your eyes I want to do something.’ Her reaction has always been, ‘what are you going to do?’ and she is hesitant because she is not sure what is going to happen. In other words, she doesn’t trust me. It sounds like a setup to her.
In Proverbs 3:5-6 it says:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
To trust means to have confidence that we will not be harmed and that the other person has our best interests at heart.
This is the life we are called to by God and as we pray through this season of Lent we seek to grow in a deeper trust of God.
We can trust that God is ever present and drawing us to Him.
Trusting God is both a deeper and richer type of trust than we have in people. It is a trust that is based on who God is because He is perfect, ever-lasting, unchanging, all knowing and perfect in His love.
ACTION: As you pray today reflect on these qualities of God. You might add more. In God we can have total and absolute trust.
GOSPEL READING: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
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