Trust, Shame On Me

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Hello friends —

Trust is Foundational

Yesterday while I was shopping in my Walmart Neighborhood Market I was approach by two young women, perhaps high school age. I’ll be honest I was cautious as they walked up to me and said, “I would like to give you this envelope and letter, I paused for several seconds and then ask why?” At the end of the grocery isle a young man stood smiling, as I took the envelope. Two thoughts quickly came to me…am I being video taped in a high school prank or is there a threat in the envelope. My trust meter was not registering very high. After I took the envelope, I placed it in the cart, I quickly glanced at it and thought is was just an empty envelope. When I arrived at home, I opened the envelope and indeed found a handwritten note. I regret not opening it in the store or while the young lady was standing in front of me. Here’s a picture of the envelope and letter…

After reading it, I felt very badly in that my thoughts quickly went into the direction of negativity as the letter was handed to me. I pray tonight for those young people, asking God to watch over them and keep them safe. What a beautiful reminder that God loves us, each and every person. I hate that the world has calloused me into believing the worst of people first. I also pray, asking God to heal me of my assumptions about people and situations, trust is not a one way street. So, I encourage myself and you to find unique and creative ways of sharing the love of God with others. I try to do little things to make others know that they are not invisible, things like making eye contact, smiling and saying “hello” or “ have a great day” you can hold a door open for someone, use words like please and thank you. The first step is courage, God will use your gifts/talents to spread His love to all who are ready to hear it. Thank you for sharing my journey, I am blessed to have you as my traveling companion. ~ Peace 🙏🏻🌺

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
— John 3:16 —

“Relying on God has to begin all over again everyday as if nothing had yet been done.” — C.S. Lewis

~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.

References:

https://www.biblegateway.com/

Blog by Julie Ranson

View at Medium.com

4 thoughts on “Trust, Shame On Me

  1. Wow! Amen! 🙏❤️ I had opposite experience this week – still trying understand how some people can be so dishonest in trying to get your money…? No wonder we are so weary 🤪💕

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  2. “I hate that the world has calloused me into believing the worst of people first.” This touched my soul – I believe my callousness has increased from the isolation of Covid and the divisions exacerbated by news and social media. Thank you for this reminder. We ARE to be sharers of God’s love for everyone.

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