Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Vincent Johnson

2/3/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

We need to trust in God.

Have you thought about how much you really trust God? Do we have to control everything? Maybe this can help you in finding true trust in your life!

Trusting in God completely saves us.

Trusting in God completely saves us.

Highlights

By Vincent Johnson

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/3/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: Trust, Love, God, Faith


MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Control is a word most of us are very familiar with. Most of us need to have varying levels of control in our lives; some more than others. Personally I have had hold of my life in a tight embrace for a very long time. I always thought of myself as a trusting individual, trusting in God and others in my life's inner circle. As I matured and started to really look at and into myself in finding who I was and how I was to play my part in God's screenplay of life; I found that there was a measurable lack of trust in myself, others - but more importantly a lack of trust in God!

I grew up knowing that God loved and cared for me. At the same time I found God to be someone that was going to hold me seriously accountable and punish me; fear of God became a suppressed but real fear.

Down deep, I didn't really trust God. Maturity has a lot to do with being honest with ourselves and seeking truth; so in my maturity I looked at God as well as myself. Searching for the truth I found God to be loving, caring, nurturing, forgiving, and supporting. I looked past my fears and trust issues to delve into God - "Learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart".

I pushed my stereotypes and wrong thinking aside and just looked for the pure truth. I found fear as the source of my trust issues, and my fear was not justified. In order to progress in life you must leave baggage behind, one piece at a time, but you have to identify the baggage first. So now that I've discovered these things, I can now let go of them, lightening my load and go forward in my life's journey to go back to where I came from: God.

One thing I've realized is that when you let go of the control and start really trusting God and others, knowing that if you turn you will over to our Father in heaven he will take care of things. You also realize how much energy you have to put into controlling everything! I feel so relieved now!

My advice to all you control freaks is to calm it down, stop thinking that you are the only one trustworthy, and give God a chance! 'Let go and Let God'

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...



---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2016
Universal:
Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find-even within the huge cities of the world-opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.



Comments


More Blog

The Law of the Jungle

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

In this next election cycle one thing is clear.  This nation must return to law and order. Law and order are the only safeguards against the law of the jungle. Over the centuries, there was a striving for freedom which culminated in the American Revolution.  ... continue reading


Paving the Way to Vote Your Conscience

Image of

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

This week, Hillary Clinton picked her VP running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a Jesuit-taught Catholic. Media pundits are touting his strong Pro-life personal views. However, a closer look reveals his political beliefs on vital social issues, such as the death ... continue reading


Laying Aside a Root of Bitterness

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

In spite of the desperate times in which we live, there has been a certain indulgence in bitterness among conservatives. There are those who wanted a "different" candidate to be nominated and rather than looking at the bigger picture, of the threats to liberty, ... continue reading


Ask for the Old Paths

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

There is a thought in modern day society that "newer is better".  To some extent, that is true. Who does not appreciate plumbing, sanitation, refrigeration, modern construction and transportation? And then of course there are electronics. We can instantly ... continue reading


Monday Musings - It's Not About Putting The Genie Back In The Bottle

Image of (123RF Stock Photo)

By Michael Seagriff

There was a time when nearly everyone entering a Catholic Church knew enough to genuflect, to remain silent and to spend time in intimate interior conversation with their Loving Lord locked behind the tabernacle doors. God deserves nothing less today. CANASTOTA, NY - ... continue reading


Get So Lost That You Are Found

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

Recently I started reading a book called "Rediscover Jesus" because... well, because I've really been feeling my need to literally rediscover Him. Plus it was written by one of my favorite authors, Matthew Kelly. The book kept staring at me each time I'd pass by the ... continue reading


How to Become a Pro-Life Advocate

Image of Speakers for the upcoming Pro-Life Vox Vitae Youth Camp, July 31 > August 5th, 2016 with Catherine Contreras

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

Recently, I had the privilege to interview Pro-Life advocate Catherine Contreras, founder and President of Vox Vitae, a new Pro-Life organization located in CA.According to Catherine, Catholic Christians have an obligation to be politically aware and active. During my ... continue reading


The Cat's Out of the Bag

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

Before Governor Mike Pence's acceptance speech, Donald J.Trump gave a substantial speech and referenced something that should be of interest to all Catholics, Christians, and Jews.  He referred to the 1954 gag order put in place by Lyndon B. Johnson, who was ... continue reading


Then she broke down in my arms

Image of May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

By Michaela Daphne

I got to witness someone experiencing the loving power of Jesus for the first time in the middle of a Nandos Restaurant. BRISBANE, AU - She's a non-practising Catholic friend of mine who I've been praying for more than a year now. Each night I lift up my ... continue reading


Monday Musings - O, Lord Not Here!

Image of

By Michael Seagriff

I am humbled every time I am privileged to serve as a Lector and altar server. I usually exercise this great gift on Tuesdays in my parish. CANASTOTA, NY - Believe me, I know I am unworthy to be in the sanctuary that close to the Holy Sacrifice. I am painfully aware ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Second Corinthians 4:7-15
7 But we hold this treasure in pots of earthenware, so that the immensity ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
1 [Song of Ascents] When Yahweh brought back Zion's captives we lived in ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 20:20-28
20 Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came with her sons to make a request ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 25th, 2016 Image

St. James the Greater
July 25: Nothing is known of St. James the Greater's early ... Read More