I just looked up “trust” in the dictionary and it means “reliance on another person or entity.” That doesn’t sound nearly as difficult as we make it out to be, does it? I remember the exact moment when God called me out of one religion and told me it was okay for me to find comfort in another. Leaving would mean I would have to give up everything. A roof over my head, food on my table, job security, health insurance, retirement, and in some cases my reputation. Did I trust God enough to walk away from all of that to lead a life of greater integrity and authenticity? I wasn’t sure. But, what I know now is the only regret I have is that I didn’t do it sooner. I never gave God nearly enough credit that He would do exactly what he said he would do …. that He would be with me through it all.

God never said life would be easy – but He did say He would be in a covenant relationship with us forever. The prophet Isaiah says, “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”  A friend of mine once put it this way. He said, “Jump, Chuck, and the net will appear.”  I thought my friend sounded like a nut. Jumping was the most difficult thing I ever had to do; but once I did, God’s net caught me, just as my nutty friend had promised, and gently held me until I found safe pasture again.

Check out today’s video and pray on this. Do we trust God enough? Give God credit enough for being Who He says He is? I’m working on it. I’ll be praying for both of us as I continue to work on trust as well.

Peace friends,


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  • martha mikeska says:

    I am so very proud of you, Fr. Chuck. You were always my favorite priests. I wish that I had your strength . You are an inspiration to many of us

  • joan skiscim says:

    Thanks for that great message about trust. I think the reluctance to trust is from putting your trust in someone and that someone did not prove to be what you thought they were. The difference is that Jesus is not just anyone.

    Keep the blogs coming, they are great.


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