17 August, 2014

Humility - 100% Trust in God

'A humble man is not afraid of failure. In fact, he is not afraid of anything, even of himself, since perfect humility implies perfect confidence in the power of God before Whom no other power has any meaning, and for Whom there is no such thing as an obstacle.' Thomas Merton

 I really like this quote. It's kind of powerful. In my mind anyway, it's saying that the reason a humble man is not afraid of failing is because he knows he won't fail – his trust is so totally in God who cannot fail.

Sometimes the things we see as failures in our lives are really just God trying to work out His perfect plan for us. I'm sure the humble man described above still felt like he had failed at times. I'm sure he would've wondered why on earth certain circumstances happened to him. But because he knew and believed that everything would work out for good in God's time, and through His means; that's why he didn't have to be afraid of anything – he completely trusted God's plan for him, whatever it took him through.

I think this description fits Job well. He had all that money could buy, really, as well as a happy wife and family. But what happened when he lost almost everything he possessed, even his own health? Was he afraid? No, he trusted in God to the degree that he said, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him...” (Job 13:5) And God rewarded that complete trust in Him - “So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning...” (Job 42:12)

Can you imagine what life would be like if we totally, 100%, with all of our hearts, trusted in God? I think it would change my life. What about yours?

1 comment:

  1. Amen... Something I regularly need to be reminded of!
    Praying you are having a blessed day,


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