You'd think my dogs would know by now that when I get out the vacuum cleaner, I am not going to hurt them. I can't count how many times they've been shown that they are safe...but then again, I'm no better.
When God decides to pull out his vacuum cleaner to clean up the dirty things in my life, I tend to "run to the other room", or cower, or bark (tell him off or yell). I should know by now that when he cleans up my life with his spiritual vacuum, he has my best interest in mind.
The Bible reminds us constantly to trust the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do
not lean on your own understanding.
For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not
for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known
to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses
all understanding, will guard your hearts and your
minds in Christ Jesus.
God wants us to be grateful too, and to trust him. Good grief....how many times has he shown me that I can trust him. Now if I only will, without having to be reminded of his faithfulness....through three silly dogs running away from a vacuum, at that.