Monday, December 7, 2009
Trusting God Is A Choice
"When we fail examinations or any other kind of test, we don't disappoint God and he doesn't love us any the less. Certainly God feels for us when we fail because he cares deeply for us. However, his love for us is totally unconditional. He doesn't love us on the basis of what we have done or haven't done. He loves us just because we are a part of his divine creation.
"Parents who love their children on the basis of how well they do in school or on the basis of their achievements in other areas are setting up their children to become neurotic perfectionists, compulsive performers, or dismal failures. You can be assured that God, our Heavenly Father, never ever treats us this way.
"It sounds to me like you have disappointed yourself. Chances are that when you were a child you probably felt that you could never please your earthly father (and/or mother). Always remember that God, your Heavenly Father, is not the same as your earthly father (or mother) or anyone else you couldn't please.
"Regarding your relationship to God, the important thing to do is to choose to daily trust and commit your life and way to him every day for the rest of your life. That's what I do and that's what King David did when he was afraid."
Abstract from Daily Encounter, Acts International