A Son Trusts His Father

A Son Trusts His Father by Kirk Hunt

It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in man.
It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in princes.

Psalm 118:8–9 NKJV

My toddler son came out of the 3rd floor apartment and launched himself at me. He did not care about my 15-hour day, the rain slick stair steps, or the books and bags in my hands. He put his trust in me to catch him and not let him fall.

He squealed in joy and delight as stuff tumbled down, or through, the concrete stair treads. I clutched him to my chest in wild-eyed panic, my heart pounding. In that moment the Holy Spirit asked me, “If he can trust you that much, why don’t you trust God that much?”

Father-God’s arms are so much stronger and longer than mine. His power is so much greater than mine. His knowledge is so much greater than mine. I can always trust Him to catch me.

Years later, I still work to trust him. No matter what leaders do, God is in control. No matter how ill-behaved others are, I can have joy, safety and security in the arms of Father-God.

Do I trust God that much? Of course I do. My eyes may see the circumstances but my heart and soul never forgets that my loving Father will never let me fall.

Men and women have let me down. God has not and will not let me fall. I will leap into His arms with joy and abandon.

Think: God will not let me fall. Why am I worried about what others do?

Pray: “Jesus, help me to remember to place all of my trust in You.”

 

Copyright © September 2019, Kirk Hunt

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