Thoughtful Moments with Mutual Trust



Welcome to Day 5 of #write31days. The Five Minute Friday Free Write prompt for today is the word trustWhen I was at the lake I loved sitting out in one of the Adirondack chairs. Every day was a beautiful feast for the senses. Even when it was foggy or cloudy there was always something to see or hear. With nature as a backdrop it was a lovely place to just be together. It was a place full of thoughtful moments where we – my husband, 2 sons and a friend –trusted one another with our heartfelt thoughts.



We all need a person we can turn to, who will be there for us. When we are struggling we often need someone who is willing to listen. It is not even necessary for them to speak. Maybe we just need someone to sit with us for awhile. 


Thoughtful Moments

Cup of tea in hand
I sit by the peaceful lake
Grateful and relaxed

Won’t you join me here
You don’t even need to speak
Just enjoy the view

God will meet us here
As together we commune
In mutual trust






Often we have trouble trusting a person if they have deceived us in the past. Some people have lots of doubts about people they don’t know very well. And, of course if someone is dishonest we have a hard time trusting them.

What happens when people feel like they can’t trust anyone? How can we live in harmony if we don’t trust those we deal with daily? Where there is a lot of mistrust, there is also fear and anxiety. If relationships are not built on trust, they will not usually last long.

One thing we can do no matter what our circumstances is put our trust in God. He is faithful and will enable us to live in peace.

Isaiah 26:3-4 (NKJV)

You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Trust in the Lord forever,
For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.

I’m linking up with: #HeartEncouragement, #TuneInThursday

Enjoy this little video I took while sitting by the lake.

*I have to admit that I may take longer than five minutes on some of these posts. But the words come freely as I write. I take more time with haiku, so they are not included in the free write category.*

22 thoughts on “Thoughtful Moments with Mutual Trust

  1. Gayl, I am so enjoying spending time with you at the lake, just savouring the view, sipping our drinks and being at ease! I love that those who know each other well and trust one another have no need to speak sometimes. Silence can be golden. It’s a restful thing to be relaxed with friends and family like this. Blessings on your day, sweet friend! Love and hugs to you. xox 🙂 <3

    1. Yes, it can be very relaxing and restful to just sit in silence sometimes with those we love and trust. What a wonderful time we would have if we could actually sit together in person. (I have a feeling it might not be very quiet, because we’d have so much to say) 🙂 But I’m sure we’d find time for quiet contemplation, too.

      Love and blessings to you, dear sister! xoxo

      1. Gayl, I think you leave ALL your readers wanting to sit and relax with you. That spot by the lake, or porch at your home, could get pretty crowded (and noisy) if we all joined you for a chat, welcome cup of tea and something delicious to eat! Quite a party, eh?!

  2. Dear Gayl,
    I am so in awe of how God keeps confirming His Word to me. My post today speaks about just sitting and being together also! Isn’t He so good to us? I love your views of the lake, and of nature close to your home also. I am so thankful that we can “be” together here over these digital airwaves. Love and Hugs to you! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      I need to go read your post. It’s cool how God works in using us to encourage each other in writing on similar lines. I, too, am thankful we can be together at least online. 🙂

      Love and hugs and blessings to you, dear sister! xoxo

  3. You’re so right, Gayl: how can a relationship develop (or a broken one be restored) if trust is not present? I have experienced that in my own life; it has made me more conscious of wanting to BE a trustworthy person, with God’s help, and to focus more on God and his faithfulness.

    1. Dear Jeannie, It is hard to regain trust when it has been betrayed. I have experienced that, too. But you’re right, it does make me more aware of being trustworthy myself. Yes, God will help us as we look to Him for strength and trust in His goodness and mercy and faithfulness.

      Thanks for visiting! Blessings to you!

  4. When I read this i thought of what it would be like to have my little boys all grown up. Trying to remember to be present in this hard season. Thank you for another beautiful poem.

    1. They will definitely grow up, but they’ll still be your “little boys.” They will always need you, just in different ways as they grow. I’m so glad I have such a good relationship with my boys.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the poem. Blessings to you with love and hugs! xo

    1. Thank you, Peggi! Hope we can actually sit down together sometime and enjoy some tea or coffee together along with some great conversation!

      Many blessings to you with hugs and much love! xo

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