Did I trust today? Yes! Above all, I trusted that I have enough time for taking breaks – despite or perhaps because I am currently in the middle of a writing marathon. A first milestone has been reached: the manuscript for the inspirational booklet about Coco Chanel is finished. I enjoyed being preoccupied with this fascinating woman. The next weeks will bring the following: an article about God’s promises, the quadro Lean and Fit, a lecture: Nonviolent Communication, another lecture: Spirituality and Psychology. Then two more inspirational booklets: Friendship and Grief. Although I enjoy writing and do so quickly, this is still a lot of work. Oh yea, I’m building a ship on the side which means all kinds of organizational work. The Foundations for Trust I recently asked myself what the foundations for my trust in God are. The basics for me are these four things:
- – God is good and trustworthy in His essence.
- – God is powerful and can shape and change situations (even if He doesn’t always do so).
- – God is relational. He want’s to be close to me.
- – God is task-oriented. He wants to cause good things in this world.
Upon these cornerstones, I can anchor my trust:
- Because God is good, I can trust that He is also good to me.
- Because He is powerful, I can trust that He can also act for me.
- Because He is close to me, I can feel secure.
- Because He wants to affect things in the world, I can trust that He will help me in the tasks with which He has entrusted me.
This doesn’t mean that I expect everything in life to go smoothly. That would be a delusion. God is powerful, but He limits His power within the boundaries of the personal responsibility of people and the expectation of being invited to act (Christians call this invitation “prayer”). – See more at: http://kerstinpur.de/glaube/im-vertrauen-wachsen-die-basis-fuer-vertrauen/#sthash.dyKesEZQ.dpuf