Monday, 27 September 2010

What it means to trust...

How does one trust God?
How does one have faith in God?

In truth I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, "Be pulled up and thrown into the sea," with no doubt in his heart, but believing that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
(Mark 11:23)

And if you have faith, everything you ask for in prayer, you will receive.'
(Matt 21:22)

I don't know about you, but I don't think I can ever tell a mountain to move without having the slightest bit of doubt in my heart. In fact, I'd be full of it. Trust in God is something I constantly struggle with. Whenever I pray for something, there is always a part of me that wonders if my prayer will be answered. Sometimes, this is because I am not entirely sure if what I'm asking for is in accordance with God's will. 

Recently I got terribly upset because I had being praying very hard for something but still the prayer has not been answered. I began to question God - asking if He truly cares for me. I was really angry with God. 

After a lot of thought.... I realized that I was going about the whole issue the wrong way. 

This life is not my own. I had given it to God - or so I said. If that being the case, then, it follows that it is God's will that must be done and not my own. So just because I ask, search and knock, for something, that doesn't mean it will be given to me. While no father will hand his children stones when they ask for bread, no father will allow their five-year olds to drive if they ask - no matter how much 'faith' they have. 

As I thought about it, I began to see that what I can truly trust God in, is that He will always grant me things that are good for me. He will always look after the salvation of my soul. In these, I can truly say I trust God. God will not always grant me what I ask for... if it is bad for me, I can count on God not to give it to me no matter how badly I want it. He knows better. 

And so, I should not be angry with God if he does not answer my prayer. After all, there is no telling if it is a delay or a denial. A father may not allow his five-year old to drive, but he will allow his 18-year old to do so. And again, if he has a child who is blind, he will not allow him or her to drive no matter how old he or she is! The Father will always do what is good for His children. 

So I must let go and let God, no matter how painful it is. I must trust in His Goodness.  

God will not do Anything for you...
But He will do EVERYTHING for your good and your salvation
If you let him...

Monday, 15 February 2010


Each moment of living is an opportunity to make God smile.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Helpful Blogger Award

Earlier this month I was awarded this award by Brian, the old man at OldMan's Cantankerous Point of View. Brian's blogs is full of honest, funny, touching, and helpful stories. It's well worth a visit. Thank you Brian.

There are a few conditions for accepting this award. The rules are:

-Link to post where you received the award
-Nominate seven blogs that you feel are helpful to others
-Be sure to link to your nominees within your post
-Let them know they've received the award by commenting on their blog
-Share one thing that no one knows about you & quote a sentence from your favorite book

I don't have seven blogs to nominate, so I'll pass this award on to five. They are:

Totus Tuus Family & Catholic Homeschool by JMJ. I love the way she shares her faith with honesty and strength.

Life So Random by Kelly. She has not posted in a while but her blog has the wonderful vision of posting up stories that help and give hope.

Mirra Design. For the wonderful and beautiful Christian Design and Communication Materials shared.

The Self Love Project by Shraddha. A lovely blog with lots of different inspirational stories with a special focus on pre-mature babies.


Writing by Sarah. Her sharings for overcoming the damaging effects of child abuse and rape are so inspiring.

Now, the one thing that not many people know about me is I like elephants. I like collecting toys or ornaments of elephants whenever I can.

I don't really have a favourite book but I'll quote a sentence from one I really like...

This is taken from the book 'He and I' by Gabrielle Bossis. The book is about her conversations with God. And in one of those conversations God said:

"I created you in order to make you eternally happy. It was out of pure love that I made you - not for My own interest but yours - to give you infinite bliss"