[help and trust]

[help and trust]

There’s a quote that speaks volumes…

She wanted help but she had no trust.

Dean Koontz, The Taking

I am continuing to read Dean Koontz’ Taking (Immanuel’s Veins is tempting, but I am tired of skipping around books and plots – especially when one talks Koontz and Dekker). As I was reading, I stumbled upon a phrase mentioned above and it stuck in my mind.

When we ask God for something… do we trust Him enough to do what He will tell us to do?

If we are hanging on the edge of the cliff with a 200ft drop beneath us – and He tells us to let go and He’ll take care of us… Do we let go or ask “Do You have any other less-crazy ideas?”

Are we ready to obey His commands, no matter how “crazy” they seem to our minds?

Sometimes I wonder if He grins when He presents us with another challenge. “Come on, people, I know you can do it. Trust Me – it’s gonna be great!”

And at other times I wonder – how many opportunities for fun and ministry we miss just because we can’t trust Him enough.’

Just thoughts of a tired mind.

  • It's about time someone else started talking about trusting God for craziness. I am reminded of a skit about trusting God, but I was having trouble writing it down. It involves trust falls with Jesus. The "punch line" is when "Jesus" asks someone facing him to "fall back."

    Another illustration that I like comes from Jack London's "Call of the Wild." Buck (the dog) loves his master, John (I think) and would do anything John said. One day John wanted to test this. Buck was sitting with a cliff to his back, and John said "Jump back." He had to catch Buck before he fell.

    I want to trust God like that.
    My recent post Daddy Please

    • 🙂 hehehehe. *Nods* – too many people prefer a "safe" God – a tame lion… but our God is so much cooler than that!

  • j4man

    I posted for a week on "God Must be Crazy" and it is right in line with what you are talking of here.
    I thing you right – I can see God urging us on and to trust him.
    Good thoughts Zee.

    Here is the link for part one of God must be crazy if you or anyone else is interested – http://j4man.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/god-must-be
    There are 5 parts to it.

    My recent post Dating-Self Esteem-and A God Self Image

    • I was more of a stalker-reader for those posts back when you posted 'em – but they were good!

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