A young boy climbed to the top of a ladder. As he stood there, his father held out his arms and said to him, "Jump!" As he jumped, the father moved away from the ladder and allowed the boy to fall to the ground. "That's to teach you," said his dad, "not to trust anybody."
All of us know what it is like to be disappointed when we thought we could trust someone and then are betrayed. We know the feeling of falling flat on our faces when we thought that the outstretched arms would be there to catch us. Not only is it embarrassing, but it hurts. Not only does it hurt, but it makes us cautious and fearful of putting our trust in anyone at anytime.
But there is One who is trustworthy. We read in God's Word that we are to "trust in the Lord with all our heart." For some, it is difficult to trust God because so many have let us down and we fear that He will do the same. But we have His Word that He will never leave us nor forsake us.
Not only do we have His Word that He will be with us in this life, but we know that if we place our faith in Him, we will inherit eternal life and be with Him in the next.
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