Trusting the Unknown


Why is trusting the Lord so difficult for us?

A college girl once said to me, "I have never trusted anyone in my life. How can I trust the Lord Jesus with all the problems of my daily life? Since it was Easter vacation, I asked her how she was going back to college. She said, "I am going to fly."

"Do you have your ticket?" I asked.

"No," she said, "I have to find out what time I can get a plane."

"How are you going to do that?" I inquired.

"Well," she replied, "I am going to telephone the airline and find out what time the plane leaves and reserve a seat on that plane. Then I shall take a taxi out to the airport and board the plane."

I said, "Do you know the reservation clerk at the airline?" She replied, "No, I don't."

I asked, "Are you going to taxi to the airport, trusting the information of this unknown clerk?"

"Yes, I am."

"Do you know the pilot of this plane?"

"No, I don't."

Then I said to her, "You trust the word of an unknown clerk at the airline office, and put your life into the hands of a pilot whom you do not know and probably will not even see. But you will know what real trust is when you take the word of the Lord Jesus Christ who died for you and rose again, and allow Him to pilot your life by His resurrection power."

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. (Prov. 3:5,6)

1. Why is trusting the Lord so difficult for us?

2. Think about two incidents in your life; one in which in put Proverbs 3:5,6 into practice and one when you didn’t. What lessons can you learn from those experiences?

3. Why is knowledge of the Word of God so important to trusting the Lord?


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