When I saw the theme for this week’s 5 Minute Friday challenge, I knew I had to take part. Not because I have something magnificent or eye-opening to share. But because when I saw the word, I cringed. It clearly struck an emotional chord.
This week’s topic:
So here is what comes to mind when I allow my fingers to fly across the keyboard for five minutes. Thank you for your grace as no editing or backtracking is allowed.
Why is it so hard to trust in this world of guarantees? Knowledge is grasped more than ever before and yet we still cannot believe what we see or hear. Doubt prevails when we see lines of fine print. When someone of authority offers a “Believe me” statement, our first thought is “Why should we?”
I look at my preschool boy. Full of innocence with a luster for life and I worry. I fear for his heart being hurt. For his faith being shaken. For when trust will become an issue. Yes, I worry. And yet, I have to ask myself “Why should we?”
For knowledge can be grasped more than ever before. In front of me is a book filled with all the answers. It’s available to me in any translation I fancy and has been around long enough to prove its authenticity.
In this I can trust.
With this I can teach.
In Him I can rely.
and for my boy I can lead the way.
For this world is filled with worthless guarantees. But I can trust in the knowledge grasped from reading life’s manual.
After all, I’ve read it and know how it ends. I know where the goal is and what the reward will be.
The rest of this life is nothing more than fine print.
It wouldn’t be fair to the challenge to try to explain further. I’m going to trust you understand my heart!
How about you? Do you find yourself having trust issues? Do you worry? How do you filter through your knowledge? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me. And feel free to click on the 5 Minute Friday button to read more interpretations on the topic of trust!