“Those who are attentive to a matter will prosper, and happy are those who trust in the Lord” (Proverbs 16:20).
As I watch the news and hear about the tragedies and sufferings going on around the world I feel anxious about the future and I feel the same with you too. Where are we heading to? What are the chaoses we are going to face in the future? Is humanity challenging God in their own way? What is going to happen next? Everything is uncertain and who can we trust and depend on in this time of chaos and other calamities that threaten the world? I remember a message that my friend sent “Life is peaceful when you rest on the promises of God’s Word”. This is what I want each and everyone of you to do. Trust God absolutely and find comfort in the Bible. We can take refuge in Him and the promises He has given us. There is nothing that God can’t handle, all we have to do is Trust in Him and call on Him and He will come to our rescue. Whatever we face He will be there for us…. Provided we Trust in Him. Now I remember a story I read somedays back: “A person started to walk on a rope tied between two tall towers. He was walking slowly, balancing a long stick in his hands. He had his son sitting on his shoulders. Everyone on the ground were watching him in bated breath and were very tensed. When he slowly reached the second tower, every one clapped, whistled and welcomed him. They shook hands and took selfies. He asked the crowd “do you all think I can walk back on the same rope now from this side to that side?” Crowd shouted in one voice “Yes, Yes, you can.” Do you trust me, he asked? They said yes, yes, we are ready to bet on you. He said okay, can any one of you give your child to sit on my shoulder; I will take the child to the other side safely. There was stunned silence. Every one became quiet.
My friends in Christ “Belief is different. Trust is different”. For Trust you need to surrender totally. This is what we lack towards God in today’s world. Jeremiah 17:7 says “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord”. Let us do it as we go through this season.