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31 Days logo - 2015We’re on Day 9 of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes in the month of October!

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This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is:

 

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GO.

Trust is hard.

It’s as simple as that.

It’s a hard, hard thing to trust in the Lord.

But why?

It’s not a question of whether or not He is trustworthy. As believers, we know that He is.

Then why is it so hard to trust?

For me, it’s a daily fight.

Even when we long to lean with full confidence into the Lord’s goodness and provision, we’re assaulted every hour with an onslaught of enemies — outward and inward.

We hear the song of the snake, like Kaa in The Jungle Book, and we’re mesmerized by his hypnotic eyes as he wraps his lies around us and sings, “Trust in me, trust in me …”

We fight the internal voices of fear and doubt when the rubber hits the road.

The solution?

We need to saturate ourselves with the Word.

Let the Word win.

When it’s a battle of voices, we need to make sure God’s is the loudest and strongest in our minds.

Let’s commit ourselves to memorizing key passages of Scripture that will help us when we feel ourselves getting pulled away from trust:

 

 

STOP.

 

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36 thoughts on “five minute friday :: trust {day 9}

  1. Kate,
    I loved your “Jungle Book” reference. Serpents asking us to trust in them is not a benign reference, truly. There is a meaning behind there, I am certain. Mr. Kipling was intentional with his villains. Although, when it comes to large cats, I prefer C.S. Lewis’ hero to Bagheera.
    Thank you, this was a delightful prompt this week! God used trust as my 2014 one word and led me to truly trust Him. Somewhere, somehow, it happened that year.
    ūüôā
    Blessings!
    ~Tammy
    (linked at #4 tonight)

  2. It is very hard to trust even though that is all God asks us to do. I have been pointed toward memorizing scripture everywhere I turn recently. I think this is a hint from God. I have been working on it. Good to see you Kate! Hope you are well and you have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Kate, the first words to come into my head when I read the prompt were … “Some trust in chariots…” but then it didn’t fit into my challenge this month ūüôā In a time when so many voices are clamoring for us to trust them, may we trust the One who is always trustworthy. Grateful to have stopped here this morning!

  4. […] Continuing to write for¬†31 Days, an online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), and now hosted by Crystal Stine, where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. I am also joining my friend Kate Motaung and my friends from the Five Minute Friday community during this challenge. Kate worked with community bloggers to develop the¬†2015 edition of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,¬†a writing link-up in conjunction with the annual Write 31 Days Challenge. ¬†For the five minute, free write sessions, Kate encouraged bloggers to submit ideas for one-word prompts for each day of the challenge. Today’s word: “Trust.” […]

  5. […] Continuing to write for¬†31 Days, an online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), and now hosted by Crystal Stine, where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. I am also joining my friend Kate Motaung and my friends from the Five Minute Friday community during this challenge. Kate worked with community bloggers to develop the¬†2015 edition of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,¬†a writing link-up in conjunction with the annual Write 31 Days Challenge. ¬†For the five minute, free write sessions, Kate encouraged bloggers to submit ideas for one-word prompts for each day of the challenge. Today’s word: “Trust.” […]

  6. Such a good word! Yes, I have found myself that my faith falter when I am not focused on the promise of His word and instead trying to find the answers myself. We find our strength when we look to Him.
    Thanks for these encouraging words!
    Happy Friday to you!

  7. […] fmf: trust. it’s funny to me that I wrote this at midnight & my promise for today was His grace being sufficient for me. for his power is made perfect in weakness. Thanks Jesus, for holding me so close to thee & telling me truths I don’t yet see. […]

  8. yes, yes, and YES! it’s such perfect timing as i’ve just sent my firstborn to college, and between that and some shuffling within our family of believers locally, i’ve been sent into a new season of learning to trust. so thankful for your faithfulness, and the challenge to keep writing.

  9. […] Continuing to write for¬†31 Days, an online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), and now hosted by Crystal Stine, where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. I am also joining my friend Kate Motaung and my friends from the Five Minute Friday community during this challenge. Kate worked with community bloggers to develop the¬†2015 edition of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,¬†a writing link-up in conjunction with the annual Write 31 Days Challenge. ¬†For the five minute, free write sessions, Kate encouraged bloggers to submit ideas for one-word prompts for each day of the challenge. Today’s word: “Ready.” […]

  10. […] Continuing to write for¬†31 Days, an online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), and now hosted by Crystal Stine, where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. I am also joining my friend Kate Motaung and my friends from the Five Minute Friday community during this challenge. Kate worked with community bloggers to develop the¬†2015 edition of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,¬†a writing link-up in conjunction with the annual Write 31 Days Challenge. ¬†For the five minute, free write sessions, Kate encouraged bloggers to submit ideas for one-word prompts for each day of the challenge. Today’s word: “Rest.” […]

  11. […] This post is a part of Five Minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here. […]

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