The Root of Trust (When Life Seems to Crumble at Your Feet)

Even in disappointment.
Even in betrayal.
Even in the deepest grief.

We are already loved.

Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind


This morning, I’d like to re-introduce one of my all-time favorite authors (and books)…Strong Women, Soft Hearts, by Paula Rinehart.

Why should you read this book?

Have you been disappointed by someone?
Have you felt betrayed?
All of the above?

Then read on…Rinehart has this persuasive way of helping readers see their pain from the right perspective in order to deal with it (and then move on.)

Trust does not come by working harder. If you’ve ever tried to conjure up a sense of trust, especially if you’ve been hurt or disappointed, you know how elusive trust can be. Friends may leave, my children may turn out to be reprobates, the mountains may crumble – but if I am loved by God, somehow it will lead toward the light. And apart from the reality that he loves me, trust is just wishful thinking – hopeless naivete’ in…

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