There is a Geico Insurance commercial on television these days. It shows the man rising from his chair behind the desk, coming around to the front of the desk, turning his back to the little gecko standing there…and then proceeding to fall backward, expecting the gecko to catch him. I’m sure the ad is about trusting your insurance to be there for you when you need it.
I’ve been thinking a lot about trust these past few days.
I’ve had more than one health issue lately. And I know I have the best insurance in the galaxy…Jesus Christ. Yet, as I’m falling backward for Him to catch me, I’ve repeatedly looked over my shoulder to make sure He is still there and that He understands what His role is. My lack of trust has bothered me.
But God is still watching over me. In the midst of my soul searching and wavering, I received my “Purpose Driven Life Daily Devotional”. The title caught my eye; “Let Go and Let God Work”. But the words of one paragraph leapt off the page.
“Genuine surrender says, “Father, if this problem, pain, sickness, or circumstance is needed to fulfill your purpose and glory in my life or in another’s life, please don’t take it away!”
I’m not there yet. But I’m closer today than I was yesterday.