Trusting God

Sometime ago I attended a challenge course with my boys and their youth group. I came along as a chaperone without any intention of participating in the course. If you’ve never been on a challenge course or ( Ropes course) it is a course were each element is built out of ropes, cables and wooden beams – to climb up, through, over & across. Some elements are ground level, some are up to 120 ft high. For safety your harnessed and connected to a belay system when needed.

I enjoyed watching all the youth tackle each event. Then we came to an element towards the end of the course with a tightrope you were to traverse across high in the air. As some of the kids made their way across, I noticed a young lady looking up at the cable fearfully… No Way, I heard her say. I thought I would try to encourage her but her response was…why don’t you do it! Me? After a little fearful thought, I said; if I do it, will you? With a small grin she said yes. Trembling we both made our way across. Happily we moved on to the last event.

The leap of faith…

You climb and climb and climb to this tiny little platform then jump off hoping to catch the trapeze bar several feet in front of you. For all you bungee jumpers, thrill seekers, I am happy for you but as soon as I saw it, I thought, No Way! Of course after my last accomplishment my boy’s and a few other kids were now assuring me that I could do it. I don’t know I told them. Then this young lady looked at me thoughtfully and said; if I do it, will you? With a weak smile I said yes. Bravely she climbed to the top, walked to the edge and jumped for the trapeze bar, almost with out stopping.

Beautiful!

Fearfully, I found myself moving toward the platform, legs trembling, heart pounding, as I looked over the edge. Why so afraid I thought, it was at that moment I realized it was not about fear but trust. Not trust in the man down there holding on to the belay system. It was so much bigger than that. I realized this was God dealing with my heart. His still small voice saying will you trust me? I had much bigger things going on in my life at that moment. God put me on that platform to ask me if I would trust Him with all the circumstances I was struggling with. Am I truthfully all in? I knew if I jumped it was no longer a course event but a true declaration of faith between me and God saying yes I will trust you.

Faith is like that.

Honestly at that moment I wanted to crawl off that platform and get down. I had lost sight of all those around me seeing only my life before God. It was either trust God or deny His ability to take care of me. I jumped!!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

About Julie Armendariz

Hi, I am a Artist, Photographer, Christian, wife & mom. I love hiking, nature, poetry & spending time with my family. This Blog is a place for me to share my Art, Photography, writing and faith.
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1 Response to Trusting God

  1. inspireddaybyday says:

    Beautiful!!!

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