Day 16

“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?

  • Great analogy!

  • Lisa Hadebe

    God l trust you to help me make every decision,give me the spirit of descernment Lord,to know if its you speaking to me,or directing me amen.

  • S.M459

    I am working on strengthening my foundation in trusting God. Too many times I rely on others and my own knowledge of things. This time of prayer and fasting has shown me that I am sometimes the man crawling on the ice.

  • Diane Lillie

    Its all about trust. Learning to trust Jesus through every trial, we grow in faith. As one who has walk through many trials I can attest to the truth that he is worthy of our trust. Even when we are faithless He is always faithful.

  • Marvin Harris

    Oh father, I have been there were I was on all 4s , but then I remembered all what you have done for me in the past, and I have to as for, forgiveness, at time we have to look back at what how God has blessed us and stand upright, stand on who we are in Jesus Christ, stand knowing that God for it, o father, I thank you for memories, for what you have brought me through,, in my saver, your son name,, Amen.

  • True Blue

    Amen

  • Cassandra

    Aah-mazing message today a to the men!!

  • Elaine Saramago

    My mother and grandmother are examples of faith. There were days when we hardly had food but they Pray, and with the trust in God. I saw many miracles happen. Food on the table rent paid and an ocasional new dress. thru it all my family pushed the barrier of almost poverty and we made it with the help of God to USA. There is no mountain to high or valley to deep we can not conquer when we trust the Lord. I hope I can encourage my daughter to keep her walk with the Lord.

  • Wendy

    Amen. I’m going to encourage my mother and pray for her

  • Jeffrey Medina

    God help me today to stand firm on what your Word says and not the world.

  • Sandra Negri

    I have learned that Trusting God requires surrender. I have also learned that the more I surrender the stronger my trust and faith in God grows. Our God is a faithful Father. I declare I trust God and I surrender to you Father God in Jesus name. Amen.

  • Bold faith! I love this!