Trust in God.
February 3rd 2003
Received by H.
Do you know the difference between you and me?
No, no! I am referring to something basic; don’t think of superficialities, it is something very essential.
I will tell you. It is about trust in God. Mine is absolute, yours is still quite faulty. I already know what you want to reply: That it is not so easy to trust blindly when one lives on earth and has to observe the atrocities that are happening. However, I tell you that these things happen precisely because of the widespread lack of trust in God.
All that materialism, all those concerns that at times are even ridiculous, have their roots in the fact that people believe that they have to worry about everything and that they have to take care even of the most trivial particulars in their lives. Of course, such an attitude can only lead to frustration and fear. Once I told you that fear is the emptiness of the soul; it is lack of faith in God. This also implies lack of trust.
“You must let little children come to me, and you must never stop them. The kingdom of Heaven belongs to little children like these!” So said Jesus, and he had good reasons to say so.
To the children, their parents are people of absolute trust. Their parents, so they believe, do not know evil, their wisdom is absolute, and they know how to do everything. In their small and young minds, children consider adults, especially their parents, almost like gods. And they have absolute trust in them — in the beginning. Then, unfortunately, they realize the fallibility of their parents, and their faith in them, which at first seemed unbreakable, falls to pieces. Those are perhaps the most difficult and traumatic moments in the life of a young human being. Much depends on how this difficult phase is overcome, and it is exactly then when also the infantile faith in the Good and Almighty God receives a hard blow.
This emotional turmoil leads them to forget the fact that God is not a fickle or inconstant being: He is the fixed center of the whole universe, He is the Source from where everything proceeds, and He is the measure of everything.
You say that life is difficult. But perhaps you should think that people – through their very attitude – make their (and other’s) lives difficult. After all, God has projected a happy end for all people; He has even provided a straight and direct road to this happiness. Therefore, try to walk along this well-marked road. If you stray and find yourself in problems, don’t put the blame on Him.
The Master’s teachings are like a road map. Read it, study it, and follows the clearly marked roads. They lead, there is no doubt about it, to a gradual approach to the Source of All Existence. Anything you do that does not contribute to this purpose, will be in vain and, at the most, lead to a temporary satisfaction.
This source, God, has no name. Ha-Shem we called Him, The Name, but He has no name, He simply is. Jesus called Him Father, and He is the only true Father that exists. When you discover His true attributes, you will not suffer the childhood trauma, but you will rather find the absolute that manifests itself in the form of Love. It is then when you will no longer find it difficult to trust in Him, but when it will be impossible for you to lose that trust.
It is then when you will be exactly on the right and good road to that destination the Father has prepared for you. It is then when you will feel how His Hands guide you, and you will notice that the road is flat and easy to walk, because He has removed all obstacles.
Is there really any reason to despair, whatever your situation might be? Do what you can do, just contribute by your example, and the world will change with you.
“Very slowly,” you say? This is true. To an external observer, it will seem like a very slow change, but to you, everything will change in a flash. After all, what is the world to you? It is what enters through your eyes and ears and what receives your interpretation. That is the world you live in. Change really depends on you, don’t you think?
To trust God means to live in Heaven, even in the most difficult of situations. Why have I written so much? Everything has already been summed up in these words:
The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
God bless you,
Your brother in Christ,
© Copyright is asserted in this message by Geoff Cutler 2013