10 September, 2013

Fully Trusting God

I once read a story about four men who decided to go mountain climbing together. Mid-way through the climb one of the men slipped and fell about 45 feet and landed on a ledge below his friends. They yelled down to him but he he was too stunned to answer. After some time he got his wind and his wits about himself and he was able to respond to them. They asked how bad he was hurt and he told them he thought that both of his arms were broken. One of the men called out and told the man who had fallen that they were going to lower a rope down to him and that they would all work together to pull him up out of the ravine. So, they lowered the rope and then began working together to pull their friend to safety. The tugged and pulled and then it hit one of them... and he called down to his friend, "If your arms are broken, how are you holding on to the rope?" Through clinched jaws he muttered, "With my teeth!"

Some days are like that... where all we can do is hold on and make it by the skin of our teeth. Even the best of us have times where just don't have any answers, don't know which way to turn and can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. All we can do in times like that is hold on and trust God to pull us through. The good news is... HE WILL! Just don't let go of your rope! Sometimes it almost seems hopeless, but as long as God is on the job and we hold on and trust him, we WILL make it through. The Bible says that when we pass through the waters, we will not go down... but through! If you happen to be in one of those trying times where you are only making it by the skin of your teeth... don't let go! Hold on! Trust God to pull you through! Even the Apostle Paul had times like this. In 2 Corinthians 1:9-10 Paul writes, "Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get us out of it, we were forced to trust God totally- not a bad idea since he's the God who raises the dead!" (The Message) 

Sometimes there is simply nothing else to do but hold on and trust God to pull you through the storm. Be like that man in the story... hold on and trust your friend.

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