My Grace-Full Life

3.5.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Trusting More Than a Trestle

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning, as I was scrolling through images and thinking about what to write, I came across this picture.
And my stomach lurched.
And not just because of the snow, because y’all know how much I “love” snow (written with great disdain and sarcasm).
But it’s the bridge.
This kind of bridge is called a trestle and while I know that it’s structurally sound, that bridge terrifies me.
And I suppose I really shouldn’t call this one a bridge since it’s clearly a train trestle.
Either way, you couldn’t pay me to cross it.
Yet, for over a century, train conductors with their however-many-tons-of-train-and-whatever-they-were-hauling, crossed over bridges of this design.
And the original ones were made from (gulp!) wood.
(I get that trees are strong, but I wouldn’t bet on one against a train.)
Anyway, as I looked at the picture, I wondered at those who willingly, and without any hesitation, trust these manmade creations yet are skeptical of God.
Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
Y’all, I don’t understand how a wooden bridge of this construction could ever hold a multi-ton train.
But I do know this: my God is far more dependable.
He’s far more reliable.
His greatness and security aren’t dependent upon any external factors.
He is timeless and worthy of our trust, without any skepticism or hesitation on our parts.
There are times when we are called to trust Him when it seems hopeless, but nevertheless, He’s still trustworthy.
And God specializes in the impossible, so our trust is never at risk when we give it to Him.
Today, as you pray, acknowledge that if people can trust a rickety wooden bridge to help them get from Point A to Point B, we can certainly give more trust to the Creator of the universe.
Ask the Holy Spirit to give you reminders of why it’s okay and safe to put all your trust in God.

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