The Danger of Not Trusting

By Marc Massery

Have you ever done anything dangerous? We all have, whether we were meaning to or not. 

Throughout her Diary, St. Faustina talks about the importance of trusting in Jesus. In fact, it would be safe to say that according to the Diary, the most dangerous thing you could do in your life is not to trust in God. She wrote:

The soul that trusts in My mercy is most fortunate, because I Myself take care of it. (1273)

Jesus promises to take care of everything for the trusting soul. When you don’t trust, you miss out on so much. When you don’t trust, you try to take your life into your own hands, you make bad decisions, and you only end up hurting yourself and others. 

In the Gospel, Jesus says:

Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Mt 10:29-31)

The Lord doesn’t want you to go through life afraid, uncertain, hurt, or in danger. He wants you to have confidence that He will take care of you in any situation you might find yourself, because He is good and He loves you. Try and listen for the Lord's voice in your heart. He wants to lead you. When you learn to discern God's voice and trust what He tells you, even when waves of doubt start to creep in, He asks you to persevere and believe that He has what's best in store for you. He will not put you in danger! 

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