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Simply Trust -- That's All

Simply trusting every day;
Trusting through a stormy way;
Even when my faith is small,
Trusting Jesus, that is all.

This hymn has been a favorite of mine from when I was a little girl.  I've been singing these words for many years. However, I don't think I am alone in saying that trusting is not always easy for us. It is so simple but yet, we struggle with the application of this concept in our daily walk. All of us at one point or another endure fear, anxiety, worry, pain, sorrow, and many times loss.

To trust Jesus implies an amount of uncertainty on our part. And further, it requires us to acknowledge this uncertainty and recognize the profound joy that is ours when we Trust Jesus -- where we are comfortable enough with our own uncertainties to rely on the One who sees and knows all. But how do we get to the point where we "Simply Trust"?

Trusting Jesus involves the heart and the mind.

And He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, 
and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'" Mt. 22:37

If we desire to trust Him more, it is crucial that we get to know Him better. If we determine in our hearts and minds to know Jesus, and intentionally focus more on who He is throughout our day, then trusting Him quickly becomes a tangible reality as our focus on Jesus is sharpened. 

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