“I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name."
Only two words, it’s simple right?
Well, not always.
Actually it can be one of our most troubled life commitments.
We can often struggle with the words trust me and handpick who or what receives our trust and when or where we give it. You may decide to share your trust freely and other times you may hold selfishly tight to your trust.
Get this. In many situations we trust objects more than we trust people. Take for instance jumping from an airplane. Skydivers will free fall miles above the earth reaching top speeds of 125mph. As the ground begins to focus into clear view, the jumper reaches for the only object that can save his or her life. The ripcord!
With only minutes or seconds to live (facing death!), the ripcord is pulled, the container is opened and the parachute is released. The skydiver trusts the ripcord to release the chute and lands safely.
Never have but I would love to skydive!
Now there’s a lot riding on a mechanism like a ripcord. Your entire life is exposed and in danger of termination and all you have is this object. You trust it.
OK, so skydiving isn’t something you may do. I can hear the voices roar, “No way no how would I ever risk my life skydiving!”
But every day without much hesitation we trust planes, trains, automobiles, roller coasters, elevators, machinery, electronics, medication, money, construction and a host of other objects. And in many of these snapshots our lives are at risk without realizing it.
We place a lot of trust in objects that do not live, breathe or walk. Why?
We trust people too… our husbands, our wives, our parents, our children, our family, our friends, our doctors, our teachers, our financial advisors, our co-workers, our counselors and others.
Let’s face it. People disappoint people all of the time. However that doesn’t prevent us from trusting one again.
And how many times have you trusted yourself; only to fail yourself?
So here are the questions:
Do you trust God? Do you trust Him more or less then you trust people, objects and yourself?
Think about it. Do you trust Him with your life? Do you trust him like you trust a ripcord, a vehicle or a doctor?
If you trust all of the people and all of the objects that have proven to be less than perfect… then why don’t you trust God who is perfect? …Trust Him for everything, including your life. Deuteronomy 32:4
God has promised to never leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6)… he also said “do not be afraid, just believe”. (Mark 5:36)
The next time your life around you is skydiving and free falling out of control reach for the one who can deliver you. No, not the ripcord but The Son of God, Jesus Christ our Lord!
Trust in Him with your family, job, health, choices, decisions, finances, future and most importantly your life. Trust Him for deliverance of addictions, quarrels, depression, forgiveness and sufferings. Rely and trust in Him like it’s a matter of life and death… because it really is.
- The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him. Psalm 28:7
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
- Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid… Isaiah 12:2
Let’s run our race with endurance… Focusing on Jesus, THE CHAMPION of our Faith Run