Trust: Freedom’s Doorway

9 Jul


In the past, due to youth and limited life experience, I didn’t think much about trust.

Yes, I trusted my parents, extended family and my friends. I gave little thought to what it means to trust God.

Gradually, I began to approach the doorway to freedom. I knew I could trust God to forgive me my sins. Also, I could trust the Church to teach me truth, to lead me into the warmth of God’s mercy.

But, one thing I held back.

I always begged God to let me outlive my wife, Peg, so I would not leave her alone to face life’s trials.

Perhaps, I did not understand God’s depth of love for her and his gift of faith—to say nothing of the Holy Spirit’s gifts of courage and fortitude. I did not trust God to care for her—or even our children to care for their mother.

In recent days, I have found a depth of peace I have never known before. Perhaps, at last, I have surrendered to God in joyful trust and confident faith.

After 65 years of ups and downs in marriage, we are truly bound together. We have our faith in God and in each other, as well as in our family and friends.

I am at peace.

God’s will be done.

He is Love Itself.

Why worry?

Why fear?




2 Responses to “Trust: Freedom’s Doorway”

  1. MikeSchuermann July 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

    God bless you Peg and family. Very encouraging article. Peace! My brother, Mike

  2. Henry A Stephens November 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

    Whew! I thought this was going to be a memorial. Praise God you and Peg are still with us!

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