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Abby Aranzamendez is a freelance writer and editor from the Philippines. She's happy when she uses the gift of written words to paint inspiration and encouragement to other people. But she's happier when God uses the same to bring encouragement into her own life.

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  1. I think, sometimes, that in stubborn hearts like mine, pain is the fire that opens this seed of heart-trust. Looking back I see myself, oh so slowly switching gears. ….and I’m so grateful to see these precious buds coming out of trials!

    • Right! Sometimes we need to experience some amount of pain to really learn how to trust. Even though learning usually takes time. By the way, isn’t that how God works on us–slowly? 🙂

  2. Thank you, Abby, I’m reading The Relationship Principles of Jesus this summer and was just reminded again about loving God with your heart, soul, mind, and strength… collectively. Thanks for confirming this truth again to me today. I’m so with you on the head-trusting. SO with you. 🙂

  3. Thank you for your thoughts. I’ve been searching for inner peace and the Lord challenged me on this subject yesterday. He brought ps 31 to my devotions: IN YOU, O Lord, do I put my trust and seek refuge; let me never be put to shame or [have my hope in You] disappointed; deliver me in Your righteousness! (Psalm 31:1 AMP)

    • For several months, I received the same word–never be put to shame–from God. “No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame” (Psalm 25:3). Whenever I feel threatened by my situation, He keeps reminding me this. Faithful He is. 🙂

  4. Heart trusting – oh yes. This is something I struggle with. And scripture – it is so clear….it’s all in the heart with Him.

    Good, good words for me today.

    Thanks for the wisdom 🙂

    – Kate

  5. Incredible. I’m sitting right now in the public library parking lot (downtown). I goofed on the times and got here an hour early. I thought I’d pull right through and go get other things done…returning later. Then I felt that tug. God wanted me to stay in the parking lot and pray….for the homeless on the steps. Normally I’d be scared and I probably would have justhave said ok, but have done it my way (like from another location). I was filled with His peace completely though…it was like you said…I totally trusted Him. I prayed from here. I had a few extra minutes and read your post…oh the gifts we receive when we trust Him!

    Your post was mine today!

  6. Thank you for the beautiful words. 2012 has been a year filled with challenges that have exposed my head trust. Your words are a timely reminder to let go of what I know and reach out for who I know.

  7. You said, “What I learned about God is that His voice is small, soft, and peaceful. So when the voice in my head is loud, has a timbre of worry, and prompts me to do things quick, I know that is not God speaking. And I know I’ve not been trusting from the right position.”

    That pushy voice is definitely not God. However, it is so easy to get carried away listening to it, huh?. Peace displaced by fear is how I recognize that I am trusting with my head and not my heart.

  8. Thank you for your words today on the hear-based trust. This is something that is still in the developing stage in my life and I realize more fully now that God gives me peace when I sit back and wait upon Him to do the leading.

  9. Thank you for this, Abby. I’ve been choosing to trust God, and this is one more piece of what I need: heart-based trust instead of trusting from my head. What kind of trust is it, really, when we don’t give it unless we see exactly how He’s going to work? What we need to know is that He is our Good Shepherd, and He will never leave us.