“TRUST in the Lord with ALL thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
When fighting in the military, you can only have one Commander. If you had more than one, it would be utter chaos and a massacre would surely be the end result. The same goes for us spiritually. We need only one Commander and God fits that bill to a “T.” Why then can we not trust Him to get us through our battles?
Trust means “to be supported by something or someone else; firm belief in the reliability of someone else; confident expectation.” There are so many great verses on trust in the Bible that it was hard to choose which one to use today … even though I would love to use more than one! Even if I were to use them all, what I want us to see clearly today is the one prominent thread that ties all of these verses on trust together … and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is like the glue that holds everything together.
Have you ever built something and very meticulously worked hour after hour after hour to get all the pieces together, even down to the smallest one, and then with one small accidental bump have it all come tumbling down? Why? Because you forgot to glue it together as you went.
Is there not a lesson to be learned here? How many times in our personal lives and our spiritual lives we have spent hours, days, weeks, months and even years sometimes trying to “put” our lives (and even the lives of others around us) altogether, yet, in the end to just have it all come crumbling down around us? We forgot that we are human. We are fallible. We are not perfect. We make mistakes. Are you with me here?
Sadly, oftentimes this is when we finally look to God. Oh, He has been standing there patiently waiting and watching you as you struggled and struggled through life. But, He was waiting for you to finally clearly see that it was not you who could be trusted, but HIM!
Why is it so hard for us to TRUST God? Has He not promised? Has He not proven? Has He not provided? Has He not protected? Whatever your reason or reasons for not TRUSTING Him, may you set those all aside and wholly and completely TRUST Him today! Don’t be like the story about the mountain climber who fell and his rope caught him but due to the heavy darkness and fog, he wasn’t able to see where he was and he cried out repeatedly to God to save him. God put him to the ultimate test in trust and told him, “If you trust in Me, cut the rope!” “Whoa! But, God, you don’t understand where I’m at! I’m hanging here off this cliff and I am going to die if you don’t save me!” the man cried. God repeated Himself and said, “Cut the rope!” The man again refused and was found frozen to death the following morning hanging there with a death grip on the rope … two feet from the ground!”
What is holding you back? What is it going to take for you to see that God is the ONLY one whom we can fully TRUST in? Do not be like that mountain climber so close to victory, but continue to stubbornly refuse to trust God … and end up dying there stuck in that place. TRUST HIM TODAY, RIGHT NOW!! CUT THE ROPE!!