Do You Trust Me?

//Do You Trust Me?

Do You Trust Me?

By Bonnie Ferris, oneLifemaps Facilitator

Walking back from the mail box, our conversation turned from noticing the beauty of the day in nature to my mom’s question about something from a recent doctor’s appointment. It’s the same question she has asked before. There is frustration in her voice as she realizes her memory is going. Knowing it doesn’t help to keep repeating the same explanation, I think about a different response. We stopped walking, I turned to face her and asked, “Mommy, do you trust me?”  “Yes.” “I’ll look out for you, I’ll take care of you.”  “I know.” I asked her if she could accept the fact that her memory is not good, rather than fight it. She seemed to relax more as we made our way back to the house. By the time we reached the front door, she was even smiling.
Reflecting on what had just happened made me notice my own fears and frustrations, and I hear His gentle whisper, “Bonnie, do you trust me?”  “Yes.” “I’ll look out for you, I’ll take care of you.”  “I know.” And then I smile. What a beautiful reminder of His promises and faithfulness. And, just like my mom, I feel more peace, more assurance, more loved.

Questions to Ponder:

  • What fears might you have today that you can surrender to God?
  • Where does He ask you to trust Him today?

Scripture:
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you, at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7

Prayer:
“Heavenly Father, help me to recognize and name my fears. Then, help me to trust you with them for I know you care for me and you are trustworthy.” Amen.

By | 2017-05-02T15:50:19+00:00 July 3, 2012|Categories: My Life Now|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

About the Author:

Bonnie is a spiritual mentor, listener, and encourager, and has facilitated Listen to My Life listening groups in her home. As a professional organizer, Bonnie is passionate about equipping women to reclaim their space by transforming their cluttered homes into pleasant spaces where relationships can flourish. She enjoys time with her husband, family and friends, loving her grandchildren, walking and observing nature. Bonnie is currently devoted to learning the joy of being present to and savoring the moments with her 94-year-old mother as she cares for her in her home.

4 Comments

  1. Colleen Nordlun July 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Bonnie, thanks so much for your blog. Just where I am right now. So many opportunities, so little resources! As I finished with my spring Listen to My Life class and preparing to lead my dear friends through the book, The Cure… I sense the Lord saying to me.. “Do you trust me?” Thanks for the real like application. Bless you Bonnie as you allow your Mom to lean on you and you lean on Him.

  2. sibyl towner July 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    [MARKED AS SPAM BY ANTISPAM BEE | Server IP]
    Bonnie…such a simple experience and such a profound truth…The question that we ask without words, but by crying as an infant..will you care for me…we ask again in the older years. we live in an illusion that we don’t need care in some of the middle years…yet the reverse is true. Thanks for the reminder. Sibyl

  3. sue egan July 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Bonnie-
    Thanks so much for sharing this. On this journey with my own Mom. Such a good reminder. Thanks again for being you and what your home has meant to so many listening sisters.

  4. amy March 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks Bonnie. I am walking through alzhiemers with my Mom too. Its harder sometimes than others. Thanks for relating it to our walk with Christ. I love the description of what you do as a professional organizer. Where do you live ?

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