Dare to Trust
I woke up this morning thinking about this question:
Can you remember a time when those around you wouldn’t let you down?
I couldn’t think of an instance when I tried to rely on a person for my happiness, that he or she didn’t fail me. The fact is people will let us down, after all, they are human and infallible.
The constant struggle I now face is knowing those around me will fail me, how can I still trust? It is so much easier for me to wrap myself up in my own little cocoon, but if I do that, I will never become a butterfly.
So now the question becomes, how can I learn to trust if I know that person will probably let me down?
I decided to do a word study in my Bible software on the word preserve from today’s scripture. “The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from now and forevermore.” Psalm 121:8 (MEV)
Old Testament scripture was written in Hebrew and the word that is translated as preserve also means to trust. As I re-read this scripture, I can see that it is The Lord, I can trust to look after my going and coming!
I can’t say that this revelation makes it any easier to want to come out of my cocoon, but I did discover something interesting about what happens to a caterpillar if it doesn’t come out. It will die of dehydration. Such a sad end to what could become a beautiful butterfly.
So, what can we do? How can you and I remove this barrier so we don’t die of loneliness?
I believe we have to place our ultimate trust in the only ONE who is trustworthy. The only One who will never let us down.
In John 4:10-14 (MEV), Jesus tells the Samaritan woman at the well that He can give her living water. This isn’t just any water, with this water, she will never thirst again.
Believe me, I know this is difficult, but my desire to become the new beautiful creature has to be my focus. It needs to be yours too.
How can we help each other seek the One who satisfies? How can I help you today?
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“…Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, along with his sons and his livestock?” Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water that I shall give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life (John 4:10-14 (MEV)).”