Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Linking with Cami at Thankful Thursday

“You see, you closed your eyes. That made the difference. Sometimes you can't believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you're ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too--even when you’re in the dark....even when you’re falling.” Mitch Albom, (Tuesdays With Morrie)

Trust....it's not something that came easy for me. I learned to trust like I learned to walk. And I figured out that some people are charming....they sound right and good and convincing......yet they're really not. 

Trust.....it's a sacred thing...
Trust....it's a safety thing
Trust....it gives me wings....and helps me fly when I don't think I can. 
I'm thankful for....

-those people who taught me to trust....friends who never gave up on me....who stayed...and believed....and made a difference. 
-life.....knowing that if I hold on long enough...it gives back some pretty incredible things....like amazing love and lots of inner joy. 
-nature.....it's been my greatest teacher.....it's shown me that everything has balance and purpose. When I'm out in the woods, in the fields, by the lake......I feel the most at peace 
-touch...the ability to touch and feel the world makes something in my heart sing....it reminds me I'm never alone.....that in some way everything that lives is connected. 
-God....His touch....His love....His life....He's the spark that constantly makes all the difference in my world. .

19 comments:

Tracy said...

Nikki,
Trust is such an elusive concept for me. I trust...but only to a point-and then I shut the door. While I have gotten better, it's a constant push me-pull me ideal in my life!
great post...

Denise said...

Well written my friend.

BelovedBomber said...

Trusting people has been a challenging process. I have been on both sides of the pendulum...too trusting and not trusting at all. I have been wounded when I opened myself up, but God doesn't want me to give up. I also have learned that trusting God is not like trusting man. I am so glad that He is not like man! Thanks for sharing!

RCUBEs said...

We can't always shield ourselves from some who end up breaking our hearts and how hard to "trust" the next time. It's like a delicate flower that we end up enclosing behind walls to guard it. Thanks be to God because of His unconditional love, those walls can crumble down because His love is the only thing that helps this "trust" to be open again despite the risk of getting hurt, we become stronger because of Him. His love endures forever.

Nancy said...

People will always disappoint us but God we can trust.....Great post my friend...

Ginny said...

It is so hard for some people to trust...but we can always trust God, he always ants only the best for us!

Esther Joy said...

When we've been hurt badly, it IS hard to learn to trust again. But like so many things, it is a process, isn't it?

Saleslady371 said...

I, too, am grateful for the people that didn't give up on me, Sarah! They modeled love and I could trust God, the most trustworthy of all!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nikki,
TRUST is something that the Lord taught me about early on. He allowed my heart to get badly wounded and made me realize that the only one I can trust completely, is HIM. That's a good thing, because it takes the onus off everyone else. Not only did I learn that no one is perfect, but I'm not either. And no matter how hard I try, I never will be until I get to heaven.
People are always going to let us down because we live in a fallen world. I have the freedom now to love people for who they are and not what I think they should be. Another great post, my friend!

Blessings,
Sandi

Patrina's Pencil said...

I'm so glad that you've learned this truth..

"I figured out that some people are charming....they sound right and good and convincing......yet they're really not."

Trust is a power-packed word full of emotion ...for most of us. I'm still working on it and I'm old :) Putting my Trust is God is easier than trusting people. He promises to never ever leave us or forsake us. Oh to be like HIM...but it is my trust in the Lord that makes my relationships work. He leads the way and He covers us from behind. He'll always be by our side through thick and thin. It's so much easier to go out on a limb...with Him.

love you, Nikki, thanks for sharing your heart.

Patrina <")>><

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Wonderful post sweetie!!! Trust...it's an ongoin' process baby!!!

God is good!

God bless ya sweetie and have a fantastic day!!! :o)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I do trust Him. Some others in my life I don't trust, it is not easy for me.

Cami said...

Oh Nikki. I always love your posts. This one is extra special, though. HUGS. God teaches us what true trust and LOVE is. <3

Thank you for linking up to First Day of My Life's Thankful Thursday :)

Keep having a blessed week!

PS - Tuesdays With Morrie is one of my favorites!

Cami said...

Oh Nikki. I always love your posts. This one is extra special, though. HUGS. God teaches us what true trust and LOVE is. <3

Thank you for linking up to First Day of My Life's Thankful Thursday :)

Keep having a blessed week!

PS - Tuesdays With Morrie is one of my favorites!

Cami said...

Oh Nikki. I always love your posts. This one is extra special, though. HUGS. God teaches us what true trust and LOVE is. <3

Thank you for linking up to First Day of My Life's Thankful Thursday :)

Keep having a blessed week!

PS - Tuesdays With Morrie is one of my favorites!

Nana Jul said...

Trust...it's pretty much mandatory...but not in man..In the Prince of Peace! I Love His Spark! Lights up my life!
Love ya Nikki.
Jul

Mevely317 said...

Very moving, my friend.
I still struggle with trust ... even when my head tells me all's OK.
I'm going to ponder your mention of trust giving you wings.
THAT's positive; I love it!

Chatty Crone said...

Trust and obey for there's not other way...sandie

Manda said...

Hi Sarah,

Is your name really Nikki? Just wondered. What a beautiful post. Trust is so important, I just wrote a post on trust myself. Check it out.

Hugs and blessings,
Manda