Sure, when you have been hurt, it’s tough gaining trust in someone. Our passage admonishes us to, “Not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Here’s the question you must answer: How long am I going to try doing it my way? Has your way of doing things worked? Are you accomplishing your goals? Are you developing relationships that are filled with trust?
I have an old chalkboard with this quote from Norman Vincent Peale: “Try, really try. Think, really think. Believe, really believe.” Try that exercise. Remember, you must be persistent in developing trust because you will probably have some issues to deal with also.
Starting Oct. 9 at 6:30 I will be conducting a series called: “Come Thirsty; Receive what your soul longs for.” We have all been traveling this road of life and we often find ourselves emotionally parched, drained and in need of refreshing. Our level of trust has diminished. I invite you to this series for a time of refreshing.
Remember, trust in the Lord with all your heart.
The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, can be reached at 812-614-2160 or through www.doclayne.com.
Layne will be guest pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church Sept. 28, 29 and Oct. 5, 6, 7.