Thursday, June 11, 2009

Walk by Faith

2 Corinthians 5:7

5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.

One of the hardest things for us human beings to do, is to trust. Trust is opening ourselves to hurt, to pain, to being disappointed and bewildered. And that's just trying to trust other people. Trusting God is on a whole other level. Not only are we opening ourselves up to hurt and pain and making ourselves vulnerable, but we're making ourselves vulnerable to that which we cannot see, feel, touch, smell...That's a difficult thing to do. Yet when we do make ourselves vulnerable in this relationship with God, when we begin to trust God, joy and happines and peace begin to enter in and life's troubles seem less dificult to walk in. Trusting doesn't have to equal pain. The hardest part of trusting is taking that leap into vulnerability.

Gracious God, help me to trust in you. Amen.

Pastor Joel Martyn
Hope Lutheran Church of the Sierra

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