Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Free Fall

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

This may seem like a strange picture for the scripture I have chosen today but let me explain…

The testing of my faith has been both lengthy and rocky over the past six years. My love for Jesus is solid but sometimes I bow in the winds of doubt and fear. Still over the past few weeks I have heard Him calling “just trust me.” Often when I lay down at night I will simply tell the Lord of my love for Him and thank Him for His love for me. Last night as I did so, once again I heard “then simply trust me.” Immediately the picture came to my mind of a free fall. If only I could trust the Lord and fall freely into His outstretched arms! If only I could give all my fears of failure, the fear of opinions of others, and doubts about the future to Him. See I know the Lord truly does direct our paths. But do I, do you truly trust Him when it seems you might have taken a wrong turn. If you feel you have obeyed His spoken word to you and things did not go as you thought they would, do you trust that He is still directing your path? Oh, that we would fall freely into the arms of our Father as we trust that He will NOT fail to catch us.

The Message says it this way, “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.”

Dear Lord, today I place my trust in you. As the man in the gospel of Mark cried out “Lord, I do believe, help my unbelief”, so I cry out to you today. Help me to fall freely into your outstretched arms. Help me to realize that if I take a wrong turn along the way, You will be there to set me back on the path You have chosen for me…

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