"Trust in God with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight." Proverbs 3.5
Trusting God requires faith. Fill the heart with faith and trust in God. The Bible verse above has often given me faith in God when I've doubted, wavered or trickles of uncertainty were worrying me.
Often looking at my life situation through unbelief or worldly eyes there is little of God's vision or expectation of Him to act and do things for me. Looking through eyes of faith brings hope, vision and assurance.
A few years ago I did a freefall tandem parachute jump. I firstly had to trust God that I would be okay, and also trust Him to provide the right tandem instructor, a good aircraft and fine skydiving conditions. The first day there it rained and the jump was rescheduled. The second day was absolutely fine. It was sunny mainly.
I did have nerves so I did some warm up exercises to shake off some but not all went.
We ascended going past cumulus clouds thousands of feet tall. The jump from 13 000 feet went well. The plane levelled, and slowed down. Someone opened the large side sliding door. Cool air suddenly rushed in. Four experienced skydivers placed themselves outside the plane ready to jump and then were gone from view without a sound. It was almost surreal.
When my turn came we went through rehearsed moves, rocked back once on the side of the plane and launched into space. I looked up to see our white plane against a brilliant blue sky. We went into a fifty second freefall shouting at the top of our voices all the time. It was thrilling.
My tandem instructor opened the chute and the speed decreased so suddenly it winded me. We glided to earth with the gentlest of landings which left us both standing effortlessly. I thanked my instructor immediately since I felt I trusted him with my life for the jump and he responded.
Sometimes I can't see the end result of what God has promised, because the vision fades or is muddied by the world. But I can trust God to get me to where He wants to get me.
God Bless you.
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