What does it mean to say you trust God? I suppose a lot depends on your concept of God. Earlier today I read The God in whom I do not believe. It's a post well-worth reading.
That got me thinking about the God in whom I do not trust.
The God in whom I do not trust is the one who:
- provides me with a car parking place exactly where and when I want it, although I am able to walk a good distance;
- arranges things entirely for my convenience so I can have an easy life while others struggle just to survive;
- holds off the rain when I have an outdoor activity planned, even when the local farmers are desperate for rain;
- ensures I never experience failure, disappointment, pain or grief.
I could go on but I hope you get the picture.
Why am I thinking about trust and particularly trust in God?
I've just signed up for a 40 day prayer journey about trusting God. This is part of the 'Prayer Works' project at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. The project aims to encourage creative ways of praying in and for organisations and workplaces. Today is Day 1 of the 'trust' journey. The prompt in my email inbox today is these words from Romans 15: 13:
‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope'.
How does trust grow?
What does it mean to trust God?
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