Trust

The Rock That is Higher Than I

Psalm 61:2 "I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

To what does a drowning man cling when he feels that death is only a moment away? To his watersoaked briefcase which he is hugging to his breast? To his wet clothing which can finally only drag him down to a watery grave? No! He reaches out and away from himself to something solid and immovable -- something to which he can hold fast despite the undertow of the swirling water. 

Too Low!

Psalm 121:1-2 "I lift up my eyes to the hills -- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth."

Some people do not look high enough. This is tragic. Think what happens when we look too low. If we look only at our troubles, our difficulties, our problems, our sicknesses, our trials, we shall finally throw up our hands in despair. The troubles of life will loom so large that we shall lose courage and say, "What's the use?" 

What Lies Beyond

John 14:5 "Thomas said to Him, 'Lord, we don't know where You are going, so how can we know the way?'"

For travellers, a map is as basic and vital as the alphabet. Explorers have relied on maps to open up new worlds. The maker of an early map of Australia wrote across unknown and unexplored regions such frightful comments as, "Here there are fiery scorpions," "Here there are dangerous giants," and "Here there are dragons." A brave explorer, who was also a Christian, crossed out all these warnings and wrote in large letters, "Here is God!" 

The Meaning of Trust

Psalm 37:5 "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will do this."

When traveling in the Far East, one sees many interesting sights, especially toward evening. It is interesting to observe the people as they return home from a day at the market. Some return with heavy packs on their backs. Others drive half-filled, three-wheel put-puts. Still others lumber along with a beast of burden pulling a near-empty wagon. 

Use Trouble for Good

Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

Trouble is the most democratic thing in the world. It snubs no one. It's everyone's shadow. Job said people are "born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward" (Job 5:7). Every person born to this world experiences a bundle of trouble.