Trust in the Lord
Trust In The Lord - Congregational Theme 2016
Large crowds flocked out to watch Charles Blondin walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. He did this over three-hundred times. He walked across on stilts, did back flips, and stood on his head. Once he stopped halfway to cook and eat an omelet.
One day a group of dignitaries attended his act. They watched him push a wheelbarrow back and forth across the rope. Blondin stopped and asked one of his guests, “Do you believe I can take a man across the tightrope in this wheelbarrow?” The man replied, “Yes, I do.” Blondin said, “Hop in!” The crowd gasped and the man declined. He believed Blondin could do it, he just wasn’t willing to trust him with his life.
Many of us believe God is able to “order our steps,” but we’re not willing to trust him with our lives. As a result, we never experience the life God intends, and we continue to struggle with a lack of stability.
Trust in the Lord is the first step to a stable life. We need to get into the wheelbarrow and trust God. Solomon asked us to do just that in one of his most memorable proverbs.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths. (Prov. 3:5-6)
Hop in the wheelbarrow and trust God.