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 with 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’m beginning to 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 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, as I  flailed around in the open water for a while there, before finally beginning to trust in my true foundation. Which was there all along. I guess that’s why God lovingly says “Behold.”

Some things I just have to learn the hard way I guess.


I wonder, is it just me or was my experience part of a bigger picture? a sociological domino falling. Or is God maybe taking His church into deeper waters, nudging those of us that need it, out of the boat, teaching us each personally—to trust?