Who do you trust?


Think of someone in your life who you trust…like, really trust. Is there someone who makes you feel completely safe and secure? Could you call them in the middle of the night and they would be right there to listen? I imagine this someone is approachable, warm and sincere. Are they a person who keeps promises and never falters? This is how Christ desires us to view our relationship with Him, as well.

He wants us to know without a shadow of doubt He is someone we can trust fully, with our whole hearts, minds, and souls, even when it may be hard, it might hurt, or we feel uncertain. In fact, those same moments are when He can reveal Himself even more fully to us than He ever has before, if we are willing to allow Him in. He is able to do far more than we can ever imagine for ourselves, but we have to be willing to trust Him and to believe He is who He says He is. We must enter into a reciprocal relationship with Him. Even if you feel you aren’t quite there yet, feel like you are too far gone, or maybe you are so close to allowing Him in, this Advent season may be a great time to reflect and consider the wondrous possibilities of trusting Him. Trusting Him in the very same ways you trust “your person.”

I want to share with you all something called Litany of Trust. I pray it speaks to each of you in very profound ways, no matter where you are on your journey. I pray some of these lines may be ones that spark your desire to fully trust what Christ has in store for you. I pray you soak in all that these words have to offer in our requests to Him. Trust and time go hand in hand, so allow God to meet you exactly where you are today.

Litany of Trust
-written by Sr. Faustina Maria Pia, Sister of Life

From the belief that
I have to earn Your love

Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear that I am unlovable
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the false security
that I have what it takes

Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear that trusting You
will leave me more destitute

Deliver me, Jesus.
From all suspicion of
Your words and promises

Deliver me, Jesus.
From the rebellion against
childlike dependency on You

Deliver me, Jesus.
From refusals and reluctances
in accepting Your will

Deliver me, Jesus.
From anxiety about the future
Deliver me, Jesus.
From resentment or excessive
preoccupation with the past

Deliver me, Jesus.
From restless self-seeking
in the present moment

Deliver me, Jesus.
From disbelief in Your love
and presence

Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being asked
to give more than I have

Deliver me, Jesus.
From the belief that my life
has no meaning or worth

Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of what love demands
Deliver me, Jesus.
From discouragement
Deliver me, Jesus.
That You are continually holding me
sustaining me, loving me

Jesus, I trust in you.
That Your love goes deeper than my
sins and failings, and transforms me

Jesus, I trust in you.
That not knowing what tomorrow
brings is an invitation to lean on You

Jesus, I trust in you.
That you are with me in my suffering
Jesus, I trust in you.
That my suffering, united to Your own,
will bear fruit in this life and the next

Jesus, I trust in you.
That You will not leave me orphan,
that You are present in Your Church

Jesus, I trust in you.
That Your plan is better
than anything else

Jesus, I trust in you.
That You always hear me and in
Your goodness always respond to me

Jesus, I trust in you.
That You give me the grace to accept
forgiveness and to forgive others

Jesus, I trust in you.
That You give me all the strength
I need for what is asked

Jesus, I trust in you.
That my life is a gift
Jesus, I trust in you.
That You will teach me to trust You
Jesus, I trust in you.
That You are my Lord and my God
Jesus, I trust in you.
That I am Your beloved one
Jesus, I trust in you.

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