“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:7-8
Trust has never come easy for Alice. She has been disappointed many times through life by people. They have each injured her soul through abuse, deception and abandonment. She felt she was better off not getting involved with people and just being a loner. Can’t get hurt if you don’t care, she thought.
Walking down the street one day to her office, Alice came upon a mother and child. They had dark green trash bags with them, and the child was crying.
“Mom, I’m so hungry. Can’t we buy something cheap or look through the trash at the restaurant again?”
The mother looked defeated. “Honey, we will get something soon, I know it. God is going to take care of us.”
Alice thought to herself that the woman was a fool to trust in God. She continued to walk on but couldn’t get the image of the mother and child out of her mind. She stopped and turned around. She went up to the mother and said, “Look, I overheard you say to the child that God would take care of you. I didn’t want you to starve to death waiting for God, so here.” She handed her $20.
The woman looked up at Alice and said, “I am not disappointed in God. He sent you to help us. Thank you for listening to him.”
The little girl stood up and gave Alice a hug. “Thank you, God.”
Alice walked away thinking that perhaps it was God that spoke to her. But how would she know for sure? She passed a group of young people practicing a song by the fountain on the next street. She stopped when she heard the song and tears began to flow. They were singing, “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.”
Prayer: I thank you, Lord, for the wonderful ways you show me that I can trust you. I pray that I can show trust in you to others I come in contact with. Amen
Faith Tip: Is there something you are not trusting God with? Release it to him and see the miracles happen.