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Friday, September 26, 2014
A Matter Of Trust
Well it's here FRIDAY! Yes we have made it to the end of the week a lot has transpire over the course of the week we step into the first day of autumn and also celebrate the jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah so that's saying alot so as we come to the close of the week let's take a moment to just REJOICE for our loves that we have. Let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them. —Psalm 5:11
A news item from Australia told the story of Pascale Honore, a paraplegic woman who, after 18 years of being confined to a wheelchair, has taken up surfing. How?
Ty Swan, a young surfer, straps her to his back with duct tape. After getting the balance perfect, Ty paddles out into the ocean so they can catch a wave and Pascale can experience the exhilaration of surfing. This requires a tremendous amount of trust; so many things could go wrong. Yet her confidence in Ty is enough to enable her to enjoy a dream come true, in spite of the danger.
Life is like that for the follower of Christ. We live in a dangerous world, filled with unpredictable challenges and unseen perils. Yet, we have joy because we know Someone who is strong enough to carry us through the churning waves of life that threaten to overwhelm us. The psalmist wrote, “Let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You” (Ps. 5:11).
In the face of life’s great dangers and challenges, we can know a joy borne out of our trust in God. His strength is more than enough! —Bill Crowder
I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end. —Stead
Our faith is stretched by exchanging our weakness for God’s strength.
Bible in a year: Isaiah 1-2; Galatians 5
In Psalm 5, David celebrates the nearness of God. Though He is Lord, God, and King, He is near to those who love and trust Him. God defends those who trust in Him (v.11), blesses the righteous, and surrounds them with a shield (v.12).