Psalm 56:3,4 – “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.”
Have you ever been so far out of your comfort zone that you went into panic mode?
Take someone who is afraid of heights. Just talking about walking out into the glass outputs on top of the Willis Tower (Sears Tower) in Chicago sends them into hives! (By the way, totally cool if you can get over the fact that it is glass.)
We all have times when we are pushed to our limits. And it says a lot about who you are and where your confidence lies when you get to that point. Do you trust the One who will never drop you?
We usually hate storms. But did you know that we need storms to make the trees stronger? Trees send their roots deep into the ground in preparation for a storm. The stress from a storm makes the tree stronger. We never ask for storms in our life, but they make us stronger. We grow during these times. We learn to rely upon our Savior more.
Trust is something that has to be earned. But think about it, you have to have trials in order to trust someone. When you began dating, you had to learn to trust the other person. Sometimes that trust was broken. But sometimes that trust grows so strong that it remains even to this day. Do you remember your best friend from elementary school? BFF4EVER! Childhood trust is quickly built. Adulthood trust….well, that takes more time. We have more baggage to go through. That is why becoming a follower of Christ is easier as a child than as an adult. Adults have too many questions. Children, well, they just believe. But that’s not to say that adults can’t come to salvation. Oftentimes, adults becoming saved appreciate the sacrifice more because they do have all the reserves of who they were before they trusted Christ.
Any way, I ramble on.
Trust. Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to lean over the edge of what you are comfortable with, Jesus is holding on to you. He might even ask you to jump. It can be scary to do something you don’t usually do, like go up to a stranger and begin a conversation about salvation. But if that is what God is telling you to do, trust Him. He knows what He is doing. Besides, what can man do to you that God hasn’t already planned for?