I’m not talking about believing, in the sense of believing that God exists, or even believing that God has some kind of call on your life. There are certainly plenty of people in our day and age who give little thought to God, or if they do recognize or acknowledge God’s existence, don’t think there’s any connection to them; to them, God is a remote figure, best left undisturbed by human concerns.
What I’m asking about is different; I’m talking about trust. Have you ever felt that God has asked you to do something that seems incredibly difficult, and you didn’t know how you’d be able to manage it, and yet God wouldn’t leave you alone about it? Or have you ever been faced with a situation that seemed to be the end of everything, a dead end, a blind alley, and you could not see how you could go forward, nor how God was ever going to bring life and joy and hope back into the picture? Well, you are not alone.” ~ from my sermon June 29, 2014