Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Faith And Trust

Most of us struggle to be anxious for something or the other in our life especially when we are faced by unpredictable events in our lives. Still, we can learn to let God be God and accept His direction and judgment. Although we keep saying that we have full faith in God, but do we have full trust in Him?

The concepts of faith and trust can be overwhelming. There is a very old illustration that brings these two ideas into sharp focus. It goes like this: Imagine yourself attending a circus show, there is a deep well with high rising flames of fire coming through it, a circus performer has strung a rope high up across these flames to cross the well from above, with the intention of pushing a wheelbarrow from one side to the other side. If he loses his balance, he will surely fall and get burnt alive in the fire below. Just before stepping on the rope, the stuntman turns to you and says, "Do you think I can accomplish this feat?"
You have seen him performing earlier, his reputation has preceded him and you fully believe he has the ability to walk the tightrope. In other words, you have faith that he will succeed.

But then he says, "If you really believe I can do it, how about getting in the wheelbarrow with me and crossing to the other side together?" To accept that invitation would be an example of remarkable trust.

It is not difficult for some of us to believe that God is capable of performing mighty deeds. After all, He created the entire universe from nothingness. He has the power to do anything He chooses. Having faith in Him can be a fairly straightforward thing.

To demonstrate trust, however, takes the relationship a step further. It involves the element of risk. It requires us to depend on Him to keep His promises, even when proof is not provided. It is continuing to believe when the evidence points in the opposite direction. Yes, it is getting into the wheelbarrow and making the perilous journey across the flames. I'm convinced that faith in moments of crisis is insufficient, unless we are also willing to trust our very lives to His care.


  1. Yes..Trust is a key factor..Once trusted Dont doubt. It can also be know as the power of faith

  2. i fully agree, thats the way it has to be

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