Ruthless Trust

We’re all in the same boat right now, and the boat is called: RuthlessTrust! I just re-read the highlights of one of my favorite books with that very title. Author Brennan Manning tells how John Kavanaugh went to work with Mother Teresa for three months at the House of the Dying in Calcutta. On their first morning she asked, “And what can I do for you?” Kavanaugh simply asked her to pray for him.

“What do you want me to pray for?” she asked. He humbly replied, “Pray that I have clarity.” She said firmly, “No, I will not do that.” When he asked her why, she said, “Clarity is the last thing you are clinging to and must let go of.” When Kavanaugh commented that she always seemed to have the clarity he longed for, she laughed and said, “I have never had clarity; what I have always had is trust. So I will pray that you trust God.”

It’s been said that the Christian life can be summarized in one word: trust. In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis we’re all being reminded that God is in charge. Only God knows how long this will last or what is going to happen next. That’s a good thing. As a result, those who faithfully look to Him are infused with peace.

Jesus said: “I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”  (John 14:27) May God grace you with uncommon peace as you continue to put your trust in Him alone!

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  1. “So I will pray that you trust God.” I seem to always ask God for some leadership quality, some task to be accomplish, some strength for that task. Asking for trust means that He is in charge my life, my agenda, my accomplishments. That way, He will get all the glory. That is probably why this is so hard…I want to be recognized…but, I can only “do” what he does in and through me! John 15:5

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