What comes after Trust ?


A few ago I wrote on trust – once you get to a place of trust what happens next ?

Trust is a secure and safe harbour, a place to rest until we are strong again.

The place where we simply are, with God, even when we don’t have answers.

But at some point we have to start looking again out to sea.

We have to turn around and face life again.

We have to dare to see the future again.

We have to start to dream again

We have to Hope.

Hope is the expectation that the future is good, because God is good.

Hope is the anchor for the roller coaster of emotions that hit in times of challenge and change.

Hope says this is not what I thought life would be – but that’s OK – it can be rich and wonderful and different.

My hope is not in what I see now. My Hope is in the One who sees the beginning from the end.

Hope allows me to believe that I can risk my heart again.

Hope looks out to sea and moves past Trust to a smile.

Its a tentative smile at first, that moves into a grin of expectation.

Hope starts to get excited at the possibilities ahead.

Trust is Silent and but Hope smiles.

And then giggles.

“She is clothed in dignity and grace, she can laugh at the days to come” Prov 31:25

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7 thoughts on “What comes after Trust ?

  1. Melanie Staudinge says:

    Thanks Pam for your wonderful words of wisdom. I have shared this message with a dear friend who recently and unexpectedly lost her husband. Exactly what she needed to hear.

    • pam.borrow@myc3church.net says:

      So happy I was able to be of help – if even a little bit Melanie. I am sure her greatest help is a friend like you.

  2. Sarah Baker says:

    So ture. You have helped me to understand the journey I’m on. I have been stepping in-between the two. Mainly in hope, but sometimes dabble in trust again.. Now I can tell the two apart. Thanks xx

  3. Debra Muller says:

    Yes..we rest in a place of trust in Our God who never fails us..we put our trust and hope in Him..who never disappoints us. When waves are crashing and I feel as if I’m going to drown, and it is dark..and I cant see a way out: it is then I will still praise and thank Him. It is then and now even that I wait on Him, my hope of glory, the love of my life, my song of songs. ” I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the LORD. {Psalm 27:13, 14.} Thankyou Pam, you are a blessing in my life.

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