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Nov 16, 2021 08:00am
Who is Worthy of Your Trust?
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So much of this life we live is based upon trust. Yet it surprises me how many people use the “inability to trust” as justification for not doing life-changing things in their lives. Many say they can’t accept Christ and surrender their lives to him because they just “don’t have it in them to trust.” I find that a little strange. 

Today, if you have ever used that excuse for not beginning a relationship with Christ, let’s explore the topic of trust, shall we?

Are you sitting down as you read this? If so, then you know how to trust. Though you didn’t even think about it as you sat down, by putting your full body weight on the object you’re sitting in right now – a stool, chair, couch, recliner, etc. – you were allowing your life to be supported and held up (literally) by an inanimate object. You’re trusting as you read this.

Have you gone anywhere in your car/truck lately? When you sat down in the driver’s seat and put the key in the ignition, you turned that same key and probably didn’t think much about what would happen next. You just blindly trusted that the turning of the key would start the engine. Then you trusted that putting the transmission into gear would make the car travel. Then you trusted that those pedals in the floor would do their job, both starting and stopping the car as needed. You were trusting.

Ever flown anywhere? I don’t have to point out the fact that you were entrusting your life to a pilot and flight crew that you’d never met before. Whether you flew in clear weather or a storm with near zero visibility, you allowed the flight crew to navigate the storm for you, while you sat back and enjoyed a small bag of peanuts and the company of total strangers in cramped seats. You really can trust, see?

Daily we place our trust in so many things even though most all of those things have the chance of failing us. Surely you have seen some hilarious YouTube video of someone sitting down in a chair that couldn’t support them, which led to their crashing to the floor. At some point in our lives we’ve probably all turned the ignition key in a car, truck, or tractor only to find out that it wasn’t going to be starting without a little mechanical intervention of some sort. And it’s far too often that we hear of an airplane going down because of the errors of a flight crew that made some bad judgment, resulting in massive loss of life. We trust those things, but failure is so very possible.

So why is it so hard to trust in God? After all, He’s never failed – period. He’ll hold us up when we fall into His arms. He will be there for us when we call every single time. He’s the “Pilot” that can navigate our lives through anything and everything that comes our way no matter what. To simply say that He’s trustworthy is a tragic understatement, yet it’s so true. He is trustworthy, and faithful, and good, and awesome, and powerful, and glorious, and so, so much more. 

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

This is just one of many Bible verses that explains why you can trust him: He is God and you are not, so just release your hold on doing things your way and place your trust in the God who loves with a heavenly love, not a worldly, superficial love. 

So today, if you’ve never trusted Him as your Savior and Lord, would you take a moment right now and give yourself to Him in trust and faith, asking Him for forgiveness of sin? 

Maybe you’ve already done that at some point but now find yourself having a hard time giving some specific area of your life – or some tough situation in life – to Him completely. 

Would you rush headlong into the all-capable, trustworthy arms of Christ today? He’s there waiting for you. All you’ve got to do is trust. 

That’s just a thought, and I welcome yours.
Until next time,
blake

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