Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 5 and Trusting In God

Only two parts today!

Part 1: Day 5 of NaNoWriMo was a complete success! I got way behind on Day 4 when I was supposed to write 8,000 words and ended up writing only 7,695 but I got all caught up and finished with 10,230 words. Today I’m going for 5,000 words so it's going to be epic. 

Part 2: I’ve been thinking about the whole idea of trusting in God lately and how I thought I had been trusting in God for a long time until the past few weeks it became evident that I wasn’t. It can be easy to say that you trust in God, especially when times are easy but when times get hard, we (especially me) tend to drift away and charge God. But I’ve found that most of the time, I learn more about who God is and who I am in the hard times—like when gold is refined in a fire. God knows exactly what he’s doing and he’s using these trials to shape me into the person he wants me to be.
Life sucks. It’s true. But should we stop trusting in God because of it?
We need to trust in God wholly. We need to wholly lean on him all of the time. We can’t just trust him partially—in the good times but not the bad. And even know we might not wholly understand what he’s doing or why he’s doing it, we need to know that we can’t do anything by ourselves.
God is waiting to take the burden off of you, like he did for me. But will you let him?

“To trust Him means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way.”

God is good! Comment on this post if you agree!!

NaNoWriMo Edward