Trust that it’s going to be good

I’ve been blogging for a long time.  I’ve also been reading blogs for a long time.  And there’s no question whose was the first blog to touch me, to move me to tears, to cause me to instantly bookmark it because I never wanted to be without the words I found there, ever again.

That was Jen Lemen‘s blog.  Jen’s words and drawings fall right into a deep hole inside of me, one whose depth I am still plumbing.  Her words help guide the way.  I had the privilege of meeting her this past summer at BlogHer, and when we hugged I felt like I’d known her all my life.  I feel a bit like an overzealous fangirl; after all I’d long ago written a blog post inspired by her words.

Jen in person is everything I imagined she would be.  She’s an inspiration and a guide, a role model for wholehearted living, for the willingness to dive deep and excavate what needs to be shared, and for staring unflinchingly into the light of who we are and who we could be.  I’m thrilled to feature her words today on trust.


Trust that it’s going to be good.
Trust that you’ll know what to do when the time comes.
Trust that kindness is waiting for you on the other side.
Trust that love is underneath all the worry and sadness you feel.
Trust that everything is unfolding exactly as it should.
Trust that you don’t have to be perfect.
Trust that mistakes are part of being human.
Trust that you can be loved even if you don’t know the answer.
Trust that there’s no one right way.
Trust that even in unraveling there is kindness and mercy.
Trust that there’s more than enough time to take care of yourself.
Trust that you don’t have to do it alone.
Trust that help is on the way.
Trust that miracles still happen.
Trust that nothing will be wasted.
Trust that being vulnerable is always a good idea.
Trust that saying no is necessary.
Trust that it’s okay to hit your limit.
Trust that joy is a way forward.
Trust that love always wins.
Trust that something greater is holding you.
Trust that it’s okay to break, to melt, to mend.
Trust that each step you take reveals the next step and the next.
Trust that you are loved more than you realize.
Trust that it’s going to be good.

What are you trusting in today?

Thank you Jen.  It’s an honor to know you.

14 thoughts on “Trust that it’s going to be good”

  1. I’m trusting that I have the ability to embrace the chaos. I’m trusting that I will be packed and ready to leave for Mexico on Friday with a five month old in tow, which seems next to impossible right now!

  2. Trust is not something I’m very good at. But as I read this, and thought about which might affect me most deeply I realized I couldn’t pick. Though I don’t trust very well, I deeply yearn to. I deeply yearn to know so many of these things.

  3. What a perfect way to begin this day. The sun is rising as I type these words. And thanks to you, and Jen, I trust that it’s going to be good. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful writers with us!

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