Friday, September 29, 2017

DEVOTION: Who do you trust?

I’m planning a trip to Toronto with my mother and sister, and as I usually do, I am doing some research on fun things to do there. A Canadian colleague of mine suggested visiting the CN tower. On the CN Tower website I saw they have this attraction called the EdgeWalk. It is described as “the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 foot (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground”.

Just looking at the pictures of people standing so high up and on the edge of the platform with these thin looking harnesses made me consider the human ability to have faith. In order for me to attempt something like that, I’d have to first believe that I could, then I’d have to believe that the harnesses and rail system would be sturdy enough to hold me and that they had never broken before, and finally I’d have to believe in the experience of the EdgeWalk Guide.

Every day and in every situation we consciously and sub-consciously make decisions. A lot of these decisions call on a measure of faith. Faith in past experiences, faith in our own ability, in others, etc.

But when it comes to what we, from a human perspective, would call big, serious or life-critical situations you really get to know what and who you believe in. As believers in Jesus Christ our confidence and hope is based on our knowledge of God and His Word; on our past experiences with God.

God gives us everything we need to trust Him. Romans 12:3 tells us that God has given to each of us a measure of faith. Faith does not look at the situation. It looks at God and His infallible Word. It understands that God speaks the end from the beginning and calls those things that are not as though they were. Faith believes that God loves His children and will never leave them or forsake no matter what. Faith believes that God is not a man and cannot lie so if He said it, He will do it. And, that with God nothing shall be impossible.

Father God thank You for Your love, Your faithfulness, Your protection and provision. Thanks for your unfailing and unbreakable promises. Our hope in You can never be disappointed. Thank You for perfecting the things that concern us. We trust You to always do what is best for us and to take care of us no matter what.
In Jesus Name. Amen

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1 comment:

  1. I hadn't thought of how much faith factors into our everyday decisions, but you are right. We rely on the world continuing to follow the rules it followed yesterday and the day before - rules established by God for our protection and provision. Thanks for the reminder!