“Trust in the LORD with ALL thine heart...” - Proverbs 3:5
Trust can be hard. Surrendering control completely to someone or something else. As a teen I remember riding the Titan at Six Flags Over Texas the first time. The ride had just opened and my uncle Richard and his son Eddie took my brother and me. I was not and am still not a big roller coaster person... but I didn’t want to be the coward!
At this time in my life I had ridden little more than the 1966 Run Away Mine Train (basically a coaster for kids by today’s standards). Nervously I waited in line for almost 2 hours. During that time the ride broke down twice... talk about a confidence builder. It was finally our turn, I was buckled in, and we started the terrifying 245 feet climb... CLICK, CLICK, CLICK, at that moment I was fully committed to that coaster. No matter how bad I wanted off, I was riding that ride! I didn’t know the ride went underground with the first drop... the weightless feeling hit me for the first time as we raced 70+ mph down the track... my life flashed before my eyes. When it was over, I was scared and yet had enjoyed the experience. Since that terrifying and exhilarating first ride, I have ridden the Titan hundreds of times.
Isaiah comes to the people of Israel and questions their awkward stance. On one hand they say they trust God... in the other they are trusting Egypt’s military might. They currently have one foot in the coaster and one on the platform and the ride is about to pull out! Isaiah encourages the people to put their entire trust in God and enjoy the ride as He works on their behalf.
Why should they trust in Egypt? That devilish country had been nothing but evil to them, and is almost always a picture of the world in the Scriptures. Their pursuit of aid from Egypt was placing trust in something and someone COMPLETELY untrustworthy. Their view of God had dropped so much, that they were willing to turn to the unfaithful nation of Egypt… talk about a low view of God!
Before we get to critical, we do the same thing. We trust in medicine, finances, people, organizations, ourselves, and more. None of these things are wrong and I am not telling you to “trust God and get off your meds”, quite the opposite is true. We should do what is wise and right BUT put our trust in God.
Sometimes we need to just commit to the “ride” of the Christian life, and realize that God is in complete control. Trust Him once, and you will be hooked! Just as I went on to ride the Titan many more times, you will want to trust God over and over and over again!
Do you TRUST in Him with Everything you are? Unlike the Titan, God never breaks down... there should be no fear fully committing to Him, He never fails!
Daily Scripture Reading
“And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”