some trust in brand names and some in second hand treasures
some trust in neither, some trust in DIY - do it yourself
(except for singing in the choir, teaching children, and talking to each other)
some trust in turning the other cheek
Some trust in gratitude for a glass half full
some trust in punishment for whomever drank from their glass first
some trust in prayer and some in the strength of their own bootstraps
some trust that God answers prayer
some trust that prayer is wasted emotional energy
This trust cycle is an exhausting one sometimes. I am grateful that as often as I forget, trust regrows, that its roots go deeper in times of emotional and spiritual and physical drought. I am grateful for the stacks and shelves of my filled journals which house the stories of my misplaced trust and my re-placed trust. I am thankful for the scars - mental, relational and physical - from the many battles I have fought in my 49 years of life and for the reminder those accounts provide of how far I have traveled on this my life's journey.
I choose to continue to trust in the love, the grace, and the name of the Lord my God.
Who and what do you trust?