“Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
A Bible teacher named Ray Ortlund tells a story that illustrates these famous verses found in Proverbs and what it means to “trust in the Lord with all your heart.” He says, “One winter day, a man was crossing the Susquehanna River. He did not know how thick the ice was. So, after crawling along on all fours across the ice, gingerly feeling his way forward, he heard some racket and clatter coming up behind him. He looked back, and here came a sleigh being pulled by four horses, and the driver was moving them along at a pretty good clip right across the frozen river. The man driving the sleigh was a local. He knew how thick the ice was because he had crossed it lots of times.
Too many Christians are like the man down on all fours, creeping along, and way too cautious. Their trust in the Lord is halfhearted. Then along comes a wholehearted Christian, one who knows God and has experienced Him many times before, and he changes the tone for everyone around.” We as Christians must realize how sure and solid our foundation is. We have the responsibility to look out for our brothers and sisters who are also traveling this road with us and continually encourage them about “how solid the ice is.” As we grow in our faith, we will come to trust the sureness of Christ more and more. Who has God put in your life that you can look out for and encourage today?