C.S. Lewis once said “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. … When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him.”
The same could be said about trusting God. Every time a situation in my life would arise which produced anxiety or fear, I’d take a deep breath and say aloud “I trust you, Jesus.”
I didn’t always mean it. But I’d say those words, and then I’d try to let go of that anxiety for that moment. Over time I came to see that God was indeed dealing with those things, turning my uncertainty into discerned vision, my foiled plans into new creations exceeding my imagination. I discovered that God is good enough to turn my fake trust genuine.
This message is adapted from “Faking trust” written by Collette Broady that first appeared in the August 2014 issue of Cafe magazine.Today we remember Benedict of Nursia, abbot of Monte Cassino, who died around 540
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