Knowing and Trusting

Written by Julie

On January 21, 2020

An evangelist once said that if a stranger walked up to him and asked for money, he most likely would not give him any. Now, if his wife would ask him for some money, he would give it to her. Why? Because he doesn’t know the stranger and therefore doesn’t trust him, but he does know and trust his wife.

So why don’t we give our money, our possessions, our lives, etc., to God? I mean, we know Him, right?

Maybe not. Oh, we know Him enough to believe that He sent His Son Jesus to die for us; we know Him enough to believe we are saved by His grace. But do we know Him enough to believe that He will take care of us, that He will provide all our needs, that He will work everything out for good? Do we know Him enough to trust Him?

I’m sure a lot of you know what a “trust fall” is: someone crosses their arms over their chest and falls back, and their friend behind them is supposed to catch them. That takes some trust, y’all! First off, you have to trust that your friends are able to catch you, then you have to trust that they will!

Anyway, if we trust our friends enough to fall back for them to catch us, why don’t we trust God like that? He’s not going to drop us, not going to step away and watch us fall and laugh about it.

So why is it so hard to trust Him? Why, every time a problem comes up, do we worry and try to solve it on our own and think God’s not able (or willing, perhaps) to take care of this? Hasn’t He always come through before?

God’s got this and He’s got you! So why fret? Why attempt to do it on your own? Trust Him–He’ll catch you.

/~/

I realize this was kind of rambling, but it’s part of what we talked about in Bible class and it was spinning through my head and it’s kind of just preaching to myself. (That was rambling too.) It’s so easy for me to freak out about stuff and be like “What’s gonna happen? I need to know!” when really I don’t. I don’t need to know what happens next; all I need to know is that God’s in control and I can trust Him–I can do the “trust fall” and He’ll totally catch me. 🙂

		
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Julie

Julie

Hi, I'm Julie, a 16 year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm a sophomore in high school (Abeka Academy), and am starting my second year of violin lessons. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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