Several years ago Brenda and I along with several other people from church went to a local Hospital ER to await news of a friend had been in a serious wreck. While sitting in the waiting room an extraordinary thing took place. Our friend was fine, and someone learned to trust God.
A conversation took place in which one of my dear friend’s son had completed a Nascar school and was going to be involved in his very first race. Of course he invited his mother to attend. His mom was telling us this story and then she said that she wasn’t going because she was afraid that he he would get hurt.
Then my good friend Pastor Jerry Chalk looked at her and said “Do You trust God?”. Her rely was “yes”. His answer, “Good go enjoy the race”.
What he was telling my our friend was that his life was in God’s hands, and that the same God that protects her would protect him.
In the pastoral and Christian counseling world and in my own life I’ve heard many people say that they trust God, but yet are wrought with worry, anxiety, and fear. In a story about D.L. Moody, he is quoted as saying “ You can travel first class or second class to heaven. Second class is, “When I am afraid, I will trust. First class is, I will trust, and not be afraid.” That is the better way. Why not buy a first class ticket.
The writer of Proverbs tells us in chapter 3:5-6, to,
Trust in the lord with all your heart, and do not lean on you own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Trust in a tremendous thing, and for mere mortals like you and I it can be very difficult. However, trust in God, and his promises, is the very foundation of our faith. When we are living in fear, worry, and anxiety constantly, what are saying about our faith and trust in God.
Some will equate their trust when things are good. But truly trusting God means that when things are falling apart that we still place our faith in our creator. I would dare say that we do so even more.
So today, I want you to consider three things:
- When do you trust
- Why do you trust
- In whom do you trust
If you will search your soul, and be honest with yourself we can most likely learn that we have some work to do in trusting the one true God and our lord Jesus Christ, who trusted his father and as a result is now sitting in heaven praying for you and I.
God bless you, and know that Brenda and I love you, and that God does too.
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