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TRUST: Totally Relying Upon Sovereign Truth

Well, I got stuck in a tree. It’s not like last week or anything, but somewhere between when I was 8 and 10 years old. I loved to play in the woods behind our house, and like most boys, I spent a lot of my time up in trees; except this time, I climbed up higher than I could get myself back down. I was stuck–like, really stuck.

Thankfully, my sister was with me, and she had to run and get my dad to help rescue me from the situation I had gotten myself into. (What boy hasn’t done something like that?)

“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 (NIV)

So, there I was, clinging to this branch, trying not to look down. I’ve never really liked heights, so needless to say, I was in quite a predicament.   

While waiting for the cavalry to arrive, I tried to get myself back down, but every time I tried to lower my foot and find a foothold, I was too scared to take the risk because I thought I might fall.

When my dad came to my rescue, he methodically pointed to the next crook in the limbs below me and instructed me where to put my hands and where to lower my foot.  I questioned whether I could do what he asked me, and although I was scared, I did it because I trusted him.  Step by step, stretch by stretch, each act of obedience got me closer to safety. In the end, my choice to follow his instructions (despite the fear) resulted in me landing where I wanted to be–safely back on terra firma.


You see, my dad had more knowledge, experience, and wisdom than me, and his perspective was completely different based on his position. He knew how to solve the problem, and I had to get to the place where I trusted his instructions more than the fear and doubt that I was experiencing. 

Maybe you feel stuck in life and unsure how you arrived at where you are with no clue how to get back on track. From your perspective, it looks hopeless– there is no way back to any sense of normalcy. That’s where you need a different perspective. When we find ourselves in this situation, we need Someone with a greater perspective. Someone with more knowledge, experience, and wisdom. That Someone is the Lord Jesus!

Years ago, the Lord showed me that you could take the word “TRUST” as an acronym that can mean “Totally Relying Upon Sovereign Truth.” That’s a great way to describe trusting God; I must totally rely (depend) upon His sovereign Truth.

First, we must understand and admit that we don’t know it all. God is smarter than us, and He has a great plan for our lives. If we’re going to keep moving forward and succeed in life, we must learn to totally rely upon His sovereign Truth. Trust that He guides us step by step to become unstuck and advance toward the destiny that He has personally prepared for our lives.  He loves you.  He has your best interests at heart and knows what’s best for you. Will you trust Him today? He’s faithful. He’s reliable. He won’t mislead you or deceive you. He won’t set you up for failure or abandon you during the process. His Word is Truth, and you can take Him at His Word. When He says you’re healed, take Him at His Word. 

Trust that Truth. Trust it beyond what it looks like and how you feel.  Trust Him when He says that all your needs are met and He wants to take good care of you. Trust that sovereign Truth. Depend on that Truth more than what you see in your paycheck or bank account– because He’s bigger than all these things!  That’s living by faith, and that’s what we, as believers, are called to do. We’re called to look beyond what we see, how we feel, and what we’ve experienced and totally rely upon His sovereign Truth. That’s trust. When we’re stuck or off course, that’s how He rescues us and sets us back on the path to the great places He’s leading us.

 “Heavenly Father, help me to trust You more. Help me see with eyes of faith and not of fear. I trust You with my life. I trust You with my family. I trust You with my health. I trust You with my safety. I trust You with my provision. I trust You with my future. You are my God, and I choose to keep my eyes on You. I receive Your peace, courage, and boldness to follow You right now with my actions. Lead me step by step. I’m determined to follow You. In Jesus’ name, Amen!”

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