Why Don’t We Trust God, How Can We Start?

Trust what is trust? What is trust
 in God? 
 Why

don’t people trust

God?

 

Trust  can be defined as

  • reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
  • confident expectation of something; hope.

 

 

When Eve made her big mistake,

she helped the fall of humanity and sent us into a darkness, the Eve

of darkness as some would call it.

 

Remember she listened to a liar.  She
 listened to the Father of lies

and what did he tell her?

I don’t know about you, but any liar I 
encountered often created
havoc in many ways.

Anyhow remember Genesis3:1-5

{The serpent} said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat

from any tree in the garden’?”  And the woman said, “We may eat of

the fruit of the trees of the garden; but
 God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the
 garden, neither shall you

touch it, lest you die.’”

But the serpent said to the woman,

“You will not die.

For God knows that when you eat of it 
your eyes will be opened,

and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

 

So, Satan the father of lies makes God look like a liar.

And he makes God look selfish and conniving. 
Bottom-line is Satan makes God look bad, questioning His goodness, making God look evil and untrustworthy.  We all know the rest.

 

But it all began with a lie refuting
 God’s word

and creating doubt about God’s good-ness and trustworthiness. Ever hear the line, “if God is so good, why does He……….?”  Epitome of distrust, confusion and
 doubt.

 

Catechism of Catholic Church 
speaks of this first sin to get to the bottom line.

Man, tempted by the devil, let his trust
 in his Creator die in his

heart and, abusing his freedom, disobeyed God’s command.  This is

what man’s first sin consisted of.  All 
subsequent sin would be

disobedience toward God and lack of 
TRUST in HIS GOODNESS.

 

So, trust is a big issue here, actually the biggest issue.

If you think

God is not Good, why would you trust HIM?  You would be like

Adam and Eve after the fall, hiding from HIM.  Where is the trust?

Guess we all have some distrust issues, sadly.

 

There are solutions to heal this lack of trust, but you have to initiate

it.  You can restore your faith, hope and trust in God.   And

the

keyword to this healing is MERCY.  Gods mercy is infinite,

us finite

beings have limits and even our sins and shortfall are finite!  Yes, anyone can have Gods mercy.  And I do mean anyone.  I have seen it at

work with many folks, including the 
worst sinners you

could imagine…..For when sin abounds, Grace abounds even more.  If you find this stuff bothersome and annoying, I

apologize, kinda.  But I challenge

you to take this with you in your life and never forget it——> GODS

NAME IS MERCY!

 

I am reading a Do-It-Yourself retreat called 33 days to 
Merciful LOVE, by Michael E.

Gaitley, MIC and would like to share 
tidbits with you all.

 

Have a great day!

More Thoughts on Whether Others Bother Me or Sanctify Me

I posted a saints saying yesterday that asks, does that person bother me or sanctify me.

That my friends is a Million dollar question.  I tend to be repelled by controlling people who just want it their way. Yet I often look at myself and say, ” am I being the controller here?”  Guess it depends on the situation at hand. I like a team approach with room for order and flexibility.
Today, my husband decided to clean the kitty litters and I was greatful. But he then retorted with abit of disdain,” if he is doing this task then he is leaving  part of the kitty litter incomplete because he prefers it that way.”  Yet I had recently made the kitty litter complete with some searching for the original pieces and put it all back together the way it is designed to be used and the way it works for me.
I surely appreciate him wanting to take over the task, but I have been doing it lately anyway.
This was the second time in 48hr  I was given a specific criteria for his participation with a threat(control freak).

Wow. Ever here of purgatory? Shoot, maybe this is purgatory for me and he does help sanctify me.

I didn’t argue, I walked away from him. I wished I had prayed first,  but actually used some profanity first. Then I prayed ……hahaha. No saint here. So, seems he annoyed me rather than sanctified me, this time anyway.  But I am always amazed how when I read a quote or thought that I like, I get an opportunity to reflect or implement it in my daily life situations.   So, now I hope to react more kindly, humbly and not looking at my struggle with completing the kitty litter, but perhaps pondering why he doesn’t like to use the straining part.
Maybe next time I will say, “oh honey do whatever you want.” And see what happens……hahahaha…..as long as that Statement doesn’t enable dysfunction or create a selfish beast, it should be fine.

What do you think? Are you annoyed or sanctified? The hardest test is at home, always.