Thursday, December 31, 2015


“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Proverbs 3:5,6 KJV

Many years ago, one of my pastors preached a sermon on trusting Jesus.  My pastor used an illustration about a chair.  He said “When we sit down, we don’t worry if the chair will hold us.  We don’t even think about it.  How sad it is that we trust a chair more than we trust Jesus”. 

The more I thought about that illustration, the more I realized my pastor was right.  I had never worried if a chair would hold me if I sat down on it; I just sat down.  How we must hurt Jesus and break His heart when we don’t trust Him like we should trust Him.  We should trust Him for everything.

Missionary Edgar Page Stites wrote the hymn “Trusting Jesus”.  Can we honestly say we trust Jesus with all of our heart all of the time?  If we don’t trust Him, we are hurting Him and breaking His heart.  Jesus has not only proved to us how much He loves us by dying for our sins, He also has proved to be trustworthy.

Do we put Jesus ahead of everyone and everything?  If not, we not only are hurting Jesus, we are also hurting God.  May God help us to trust with all of our heart.  What a healing balm it is to our weary battled scarred heart to know we can trust Jesus.  We have a loving and faithful Saviour.

Heavenly Father, please forgive us for not always trusting like we should trust.  Jesus, thank You for loving us unconditionally and for dying for our sins on the cross.  We love You and we appreciate You.   In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.

Joanne Lowe
December 31, 2015

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