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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, November 8, 2019.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
I am not sure these actually exist, but I have seen lots of videos of these things called trust falls. They typically are a part of some corporate team building event or a therapy session where they are trying to build or restore relationships between people. The trust fall works like this, one person stands facing away from everyone else and then they fall backward trusting that the other people there will catch them. Then the people switch places until everyone has fallen and been caught. The problem is, it only requires trust the first time. Once everyone sees how it works, you have moved from trust into a habit.
True trust only occurs when you don’t know how it is going to turn out, and that is what makes it so difficult. When you sat in the last chair you were sat in you did it out of habit, not trust. You had seen a chair before, knew that if it wasn’t broken it could hold your body weight, so you sat down. By contrast, if you were to see the same chair, attached to the back of a speedboat, with a parachute tied to it, you wouldn’t sit down quite so easily. You’d have questions, concerns, comments and if you’re honest, you’d probably find somewhere else to sit. Same chair, different circumstances.
Friends, when we make the decision to trust God, we have to make the decision to trust him all the way. That means trusting him when you think you know how things will work and trusting him just as surly when you don’t know how things will work. All too often we allow our trust in God to only go as far as the things that we have seen before, but there will come a time when you will have to trust God with what you have never seen before. Trusting God with what you have never seen before means trusting him when things are unproven, unknown and honestly when they scare the mess out of us. When you get to that level of trust, then you will begin to see all that God can really do in your life, not just what He’s done before.