'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

By Blesson Mathew, Partnership Coordinator

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 make straight your paths. 

– Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV 

It’s easy to lose trust when things seem to be going crazy around us. It’s against our nature to do a trust fall without being able to see if there is actually someone there for the catch. There are times where it feels like God is our nearest and dearest friend, and we share our joys and thank him for our blessings. However, there are other times when the pressures and worries of life become too much to bear. These times lead us to cry out to the Lord with requests to make our sufferings go away or to at least give us the grace to handle them.

As we go through the highs and lows of life, our relationship with Christ matures. At the beginning we are likened to a child. Clinging to a steady surface yet still stumbling through those first precious steps, we begin our journey. Soon we are able to walk a bit more, but still need to hold on for balance. Eventually we let go and take those first steps until one day we are off and running. From that first faltering step to the ends of maturity, the Father has been there with a watchful eye and arms open wide, ready to catch if we should fall.

On this journey with Christ, we learn through our victories and our failures that nothing is sweeter than to trust in Him. To know Him through the good or bad is to know that He is faithful. His eye is on us. His arms are open. He will steady us. He will catch us should we fall. And so we run.