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Short Thought continued.....

Placing your Trust


My son recently had the opportunity to do several parachute jumps.


As experts took him through the required training, he placed his trust in their skills.

As pilots flew the plane to the required speed and altitude, he placed his trust in their judgement.

As my son pushed himself off from the side of the open doorway,

for a few seconds he free fell until his parachute opened and

he placed his trust in a few ropes and a large piece of cloth to keep him alive!

And thankfully they did!


It’s extraordinary who or what we place our trust in.


Some brave people, like my son, place their trust in ropes and cloth to keep them in the air

and bring them safely down to the ground.

Others place their trust in ropes and metal fittings as they hang over high cliff edges.

Others place their trust in the oxygen tank strapped to their back

as they dive into the depths of the sea.


We place our trust in all sorts of people and things.


But …


When we're free falling through times of uncertainty and the ground seems to be rushing towards us,

or when we’re hanging over a cliff edge of challenge,

or when we find ourselves in the depths of difficulty or the unknown,

do we place our trust in Jesus Christ?


Do we grasp hold of Jesus as though we’re holding on to a rope which will keep us alive:

living in and for Him?

Do we ‘breathe in’ His truth and promises as though these are as essential as oxygen?


‘Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.’

(Psalm 20:7 NIV)


‘It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.’

(Psalm 118:8 NIV)


‘The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me.’

(Psalm 28:7 NIV)


Thought: Who or what are you placing your trust in?


Prayer: Reflect on the verses above and then go live them out:

Go, trusting in the name of the Lord our God.

Go, taking refuge in the Lord.

Go, with absolute assurance that The Lord is your strength and your shield,

that your heart can trust in Him and that He will help you. 

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