Monday, June 15, 2009

Trust

Today while filling out an author interview questionnaire, I was asked for my favorite quote. I cast around in my mind for a bit, thinking about all the writing quotes I like, but then my thoughts fell on a quote I heard years ago and committed to memory, not realizing at the time how important it would become to me later.

"All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen." - Emerson


When I look back on my life and the different trials I've faced, the issue of trust is one that surfaces time and time again. Do I trust that Christ was and is who He says He is, and do I trust that He will do all that He says He will do? Do I trust that He will step in and fill in those gaps where I fall short, and that He will catch me when I fall?

Yes, I do. I have seen too much and experienced too much to ever doubt it.

I have seen checks come in the mail just when we ran out of groceries and didn't think we had any way to get more. I have seen job offers come through right when we were at the end of our ropes. I have seen answers provided right in the nick of time. I have seen health recovered, optimism restored, and miracles happen. With all that I have seen, I would be truly blind indeed if I claimed I hadn't seen.

9 comments:

Jaime Theler said...

I love this post, Tristi. It is so true! And that's the difference faith and trust can make that others sometimes don't understand.

Josi said...

You made me tear up, Tristi, and I don't think I should react to this so strongly. But as I read this again, I find that doubt is so much easier than faith for me. I hate that, and yet at times feel powerless to change it. It just seems to be part of who I am--but I don't want it to be. Knowing the most recent trial that has likely put you in this mood of reflective I'm motivated to set that as my goal. Best of luck to you--I've been thinking about you this weekend and was glad to see a post.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks, both of you - I appreciate your support so much.

Jen said...

Very nice post Tristi.

Nichole Giles said...

Beautifully said, Tristi. Easier said than done for me, sometimes, and today I needed the reminder. So, thanks.

Chas Hathaway said...

Great quote. It reminds me not to fear the future. After all, how can I fear the dark abyss of tomorrow when the blazing light of yesterday screams that the hand of God is in ALL things!

- Chas
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L.T. Elliot said...

I love that quote! I struggle with this same thing. I feel like the Lord beats me over the head with the knowledge that I'm safe to trust Him, that He loves me and wants me to be happy, that the atonement applies to me too. Why is it so easy for me to forget that?
I am so grateful for this post, the essential beauty in it and how you literally count your blessings. Thank you for this. I will try harder to remember.

C.S. Bezas said...

Beautiful job, Tristi. You are beautiful.

Shellie said...

I love that quote! It's true, the older I get, the more I trust.

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