10 Feb Five Minute Friday: Trust
It’s Friday again. Woo hoo! Today I join The Gypsy Mama to write for five minutes on her weekly prompt. No editing or rewriting allowed. Click on the link to her site if you want to try it, too. The prompt this week is “Trust”.
How can we trust? Why do I trust? How do I know that God is good? In January we thought we were going to lose Roger. A great man and a pillar of the church. He’s been sick for so long, some didn’t want to hold him here. But then he started getting better. He showed signs of progress. I stopped thinking that he might die. I looked forward to seeing him on Sunday mornings again, though I knew it would be a while before he was out of the hospital.
Yesterday, Roger passed away.
But I thought he was getting better. I thought You were doing a miracle! And what about his family? Why this pain? He was not an old man. I want to run sometimes. Stop believing. But that steady reassurance is there. I know God is real. And I know He loves us. It’s been proven to me so many times I can’t stop believing. Even when I don’t like what I see. Even when I don’t understand. I know without a doubt there is a reason and I’ll “get it” one day. Just not today.
Sheesh! I didn’t know all that was going to spill out! Talk about real (I know, that was last week). Tough stuff. And I’m certainly not done working through it. Pray with me–peace and comfort for Roger’s family. And a very real sense of God’s love for them.