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Reflection: Thoughts on Faith, Trust – and Worry

April 23, 2013 Leave a comment

God often turns up unexpectedly. The God of surprises delights us by turning events in our favour. If God is for me, who can be against me?

Relax, listen, pray, breathe. Security and planning are the antithesis of faith and trust. Put yourself in God’s hands – and be surprised.

Santorini, Greece

In life, faith is required – and trust. It’s possible to ‘secure’ God out of your life. If you do this, you may miss His quiet intervention.

Today – live just for today. Worry can be all consuming and is ultimately pointless. Not for nothing does the Bible tell us not to worry.

Faith and trust can result in surprises. These would not be possible if you are constantly worrying – and leaving God out of the picture.

Trust in God’s word – not in the word of those in the world. I’d far rather rely on the Divine certainty than on human plans and promises.

Looking back, I regret not listening more frequently to God – and less to people. But it’s never too late and I’m catching up. You can too!

Get to the end of yourself and your plans. Allow God to intervene. He will surprise you. He intervenes when it seems we have nothing left.

If you keep everything beyond the risk of requiring faith, you may never experience His intervention. God will come to you in the moment.

These thoughts were originally written and posted on Twitter during April 2013.

Review – Waverley Abbey Insight Series; CWR

March 11, 2010 2 comments

This is not really a review, more a bit of PR!  However, this really is a great series and is already building into the classic Pastoral Care and Counselling library.

The Waverley Abbey Insight series is based on the popular one day seminars held by CWR at Waverley Abbey House, near Farnham in Surrey. These hardback titles cover many of the key issues that so many people struggle with on an every day basis.

Insight topics covered so far include – Stress, Bereavement, Self-Esteem, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Anger, Addictions, Perfectionism, Forgiveness, Depression and Assertiveness.

Insight into Dementia will be added to this list in July.

For more details log onto or visit your local Christian bookshop.

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