In the mid-1800’s Charles Blondin, a tightrope walker was able to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope 160 feet above the water. He did it several times in front of large crowds, each time with a more daring display of courage – one in a sack, on a bicycle, in the dark, and once he even carried and cooked an omelet! At one time he asked his audience, “Do you believe I can carry a person across in this wheelbarrow?” The crowd enthusiastically shouted, “Yes, yes, yes.” He said, “Are you sure?” They said, “Yes. Absolutely, you are the greatest tightrope walker in the world. You can do anything!” Blondin then responded: “okay…get in the wheelbarrow …” As the story goes, no one trusted him enough to jump into the wheelbarrow!
Trust is an unwavering belief in someone or something. From a biblical perspective, trust means trusting God and not other things. “Some trust in their war chariots and others in their horses, but we trust in the power of the Lord our God”. Also, trusting is believing in the promises of God in all circumstances even in times of confusion and disappointments. For “we know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose”.
The book of Proverbs 3:5-6 sums up the scriptural teaching on trust. It says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.” The heart pertains to the entirety of a person. It includes the mind, emotions, and will. This means we are to entrust to God every decision, plan, and desire we have and do. “We make our plans, but God has the last words” . Also, He is our Lord or Master thus “not my will, but yours be done.” Moreover, we are warned not to rely on ourselves because there is a way that appears to be right in our sight and understanding, but in the end, it leads to destruction or death. Rather, we are to consult the Lord in prayer for guidance and wisdom. God has promised He will show us the right way and He will. Consequently, never be in hurry but trust and wait upon God’s clear direction. The American gospel singer and composer Ira Sankey in his poem say,
Simply trusting every day,
Trusting through a stormy way!
Even when my faith is small,
Trusting Jesus – that is all.
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