Thursday, May 16, 2013

Trust the Lord!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. (Prov. 3:5-6)

Trust.

This word can present unique challenges from time to time. Given the fallen condition of the world we live in, trust is a commodity that is not only easily taken for granted, but when encountering someone with tremendous trustworthiness, trust becomes a treasure that will bond us forever.

In the above illustration, we see a hiker crossing a wooden bridge. Prior to beginning his trek across the bridge, the hiker had to take the time to inspect the bridge to make sure it's structurally sound. Isn't it interesting to note that we are the same way when we meet someone for the very first time? Whether it be online on Facebook or offline in your first face to face encounter with a blind date, we all have the immediate tendency to want to feel (inspect) the person out before moving forward with that person.

Some of us may have had our trust betrayed at one time or another. Those things happen all the time. What it boils down to is how we respond in the course of that betrayal. Action is definitely required and that action will come in different forms. On each side of the bridge in the illustration above, there are a number of things that are required that will enable us and help us as we continue to learn and depend on the Lord and others to not only trust, but also be trustworthy.

In the same way we must trust the bridge to get across the river to move forward in what God has for us, we must also trust in the Lord and one another because Jesus had already demonstrated that to us in His relationship with the 12 disciples. Even then, there was even one in His midst that would eventually go on to betray His trust and confidence. We all know who that is.  This is why I love the Lord so much. His humanity has revealed to all of us that there will be moments we will experience betrayals among so many other things that come with living in a fallen world full of sin.

As we all know that water is an agent for healing us. In the illustration above, we also know that water can also be agent of destruction. We have seen numerous instances where water has destroyed property and taken many lives in the process. Hurricanes (typhoons in some parts), tsunamis, or monsoon weather systems have all been known to create chaos in our lives. The same can be said with all the issues that we deal with in our daily lives.

The issues represented in the body of water illustration above can either make us better and stronger. Or it can make us worse and weaker, maybe bitter. The choice is ours friends. My hope and prayer is that I will continue to build on the trust that God Himself has entrusted to me and share that trust with all of you as we continue to lift up the name of Jesus Christ between today and the day He comes in all of His glory. Amen? With that said, I have a few questions to ask all of you...

Have I gained your trust? Do you absolutely and wholeheartedly trust the Lord with your life and His plan for your life? What is your trust like with those that God has placed around you?

Thanks for reading this post and for faithfully following Christian Living. This particular post speaks as much into my own life as I'm confident in the Lord that it's speaking into yours. May God continue to bless you and keep you all in Jesus' mighty name my awesome friends! Jesus loves you and so do I!!!!...:-)