Trust What You Don’t See

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

Reflect

  So, think about this for a minute. One of your friends walk up to you during one of your free periods. She asks you to do a big favor, and she
trusts you. She believes your going to help her with it. She knows it.

  Sometimes it’s hard to trust God, I mean, we can’t see him, for one thing. But that’s what faith is: trusting God, even though we can’t see him. 

It isn’t always easy. When the disciples were with Jesus, they saw him do amazing things every day: turn the water into wine, or heal the blind and mute. Yet, Peter didn’t trust Jesus when he walked on the water, and he sank.

  Not trusting God gives us a sinking feeling, too. But we can trust God! He has never broken a promise to us! Now, that doesn’t mean jumping off a tower and “trusting” that God going to catch you though. In that case, we really need to trust God’s laws of nature.

  But in our everyday lives, we can trust that God loves us, is looking out for us, and wants good things for us—even when it seems like things aren’t going so well.

Respond

  Ask God for more understanding, a more trusting spirit, and a stronger bond.

The author is a middle school student from Texas.

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