Friday, December 5, 2008

Three-Foot Fall

Thursday, December 8, David Jeremiah sent the following message out on his Turning Point email to thousands throughout the world. It was written just for me, but maybe you'll find something in it, too.


Trust in Him at all times, you people.
Psalm 62:8

A construction worker was welding on top of a water tower outside Chicago when he unhooked his safety gear to reach for some pipes. At the same time, a metal cage slipped and bumped the scaffolding he was on, sending him to the ground in a 110-foot fall where he landed on a pile of dirt. when the paramedics arrived and carried him off on a stretcher, he had one humorous request; "Don't drop me."*

Sometimes we are like that construction worker in our faith; trusting God to save us from the long fall of our sins, yet fretting over the three-foot falls of every-day details. It is easy to trust God with the big things we don't fully understand, but a lot of us have a difficult time putting our trust in Almighty God for the small and personal issues we deal with on a daily basis. The Bible tells us to trust God for everything because He knows our needs even before we ask Him (Matthew 6:8).

If you haven't fully put your trust in the Lord, spend some time casting ALL your cares upon Him, for He knows you intimately, loves you perfectly, and is worthy of your trust in every situation.

It is a glorious thing to know that your Father God makes no mistakes in directing or permitting that which crosses the path of your life. It is our glory to trust Him, no matter what.
Joni Erickson Tada


*http://elbourne.org/sermons/index.mv?illustration+4924


Yep. This was definitely written just for me. God is like that.

1 comment:

Tonyia said...

umm... wow. I think you posted this today just for ME. I needed it. I have SUCH a hard time submitting to and trusting in God. Like it said, ultimately I know God will forgive, provide, protect, etc... but in the little day-to-day living, I just can't "let go and let God". So thank you for sharing.