ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

I Trust God

Updated on March 2, 2013

"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."

Abraham Lincoln

God May Always Be Right, But Is God Trustworthy?

It seems odd to me sometimes, but talking about God can make me very uncomfortable. Writing about God is the same way. I am really gung-ho for God, because I see myslf as someone within whom God dwells, but I still feel this discomfort I speak of. It may be because there are no absolute authorities on the subject of God here. And I know that I cannot go to one source outside myself to be sure of any answer I have received in prayer. I study God as much or more than anyone I know, but I keep seeing God only through how I limit myself. I keep seeing God with the same challenges that I have. More than any action I could take, I want to take the action of really letting go. I say I trust God, but could I really abandon all my concerns? Could I just commit to being in the present and taking care of anything that comes my way to the very best of my ability and let it go at that?

Trust, to me, is a very big issue throughout the world and it has taken me all of my life, so far, to have a fairly high level of trust. I look at my life, and a great life it is, and say to myself, "Do you have enough trust that you would make the ultimate promise of trust, which is to trust God?" The reason I am even hesitating is because although my life is magnificent, I have not allowed it to be perfect. So, given I see God through my perceived flaws, what it comes to is do I trust myself enough to really let go.

In the truest perspective I can conjure, I feel free when I am able to surrender to the presence of this moment and not try to be somewhere I am not or be with someone with whom I am not, in my mind. If I look at my surroundings and take a deep breath I can see that I am well taken care of and it allows me to let go for a while. The thing that is really holding me back is that I am aware of people all over the world who could not describe their surroundings and circumstances as being supportive to their overall well-being. I don't really know where to turn to get the answer to why some people in the world are in a space where nothing is wrong here and why others are in a space where war, violence, starvation, hatred and risk of loss of survival is their current reality, but I know this is where my uncertainty lies.

Many years ago before I started my meditation for the day I said a short prayer where I asked God for enlightenment and what I actually said is, "Whatever it is going to take for me to become enlightened, bring it on." I often think back on that when I look even a little way into the future, because sometimes, the things I see there make me think I may have taken on more than I can handle, but if I stay here in this present moment, everything is allright. Each and every one of us is facing some challenge or other, no matter what it looks like from the outside when others view us. And, some circumstances are obviously more challenging than others, but what can we turn to to deal with this test of our strength? Many who do not believe in God may be looking to their mind and their abilities to resolve difficult choices, but that is like watching a dog roll around in the dirt, to me. It is like I keep looking to the same perceptions which created the issue to find the answer to the issue. So, I have preferred to look to the highest influence I have within myself, I look to God within me and give thanks for this moment and then do what is before me because...

I Trust God.

Love,

Lela

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)