Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Basic Trust





                               Basic Trust

One of the few college level courses I completed was Psychology 101, where I learned that “Basic trust” is formed in early childhood and is the foundation of the human psyche.

I believe God helps us deal with this matter of insecurity, by direction us to “Behold” the fact that our true foundation is found in Zion.

I think it’s safe to say, that the foundation laid by the hand of God, is far greater than anything my mind can contain. I love the scripture that says He is above all, through all and in us all. But when I look up over this iPad, through these reading glasses and out into this empty room, I realize that the foundation He provided is present and real, more real than I know.

This is hard to grasp when one is in the throes of a trial of some kind. But, I know in my case, when I think back over the last few years, and I know I can’t begin to grasp God’s purifying ways in my life, but those “Sink or swim” trials seem in my simple view, to have been at least partly about removing from me whatever false “Floatation device” I was grasping for. And, after flailing around in the open water for a while, finally trusting in my true foundation, which was there for me all along. I guess that's why God lovingly says “Behold.” Some things I just have to learn the hard way it seems.