Friday, November 30, 2007

Thought for the Day

"Real trust yields utterly to the one trusted. All desire is turned over to that one, believing his ability to manage, control, and finally accomplish what is best. When we pray, we should beware lest we line ourselves up with the mockers of Jesus -- "If You do such and such, then I will trust You!" We need to learn rather to let God rescue us in His own way. Lord, teach me this trust." --Elisabeth Elliot, The Music of His Promises, p. 9

I see this trust in the heart of my own little girl (whose middle name is Elisabeth, after my hero in the faith.) Though she will have chronic medical issues her whole life, she knows that God is good no matter what He does. May we all have faith like a child!

3 comments:

Mike said...

As my friends in Kenya taught me several years ago: "God is good . . . all the time!"

Kate said...

Amen!

Amen.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Just had to tell you how much I loved that quote! I love Elizabeth Elliott and I need to remember to trust like that!