It was a cold winter night when a fire broke out and was rapidly spreading throughout the home. The father had successfully rescued his wife and children and they were standing outside watching the firemen fight the blaze. Suddenly he heard the voice of his six-year-old son who had slipped away from the family. He wanted to rescue his toys from his upstairs bedroom that he somehow managed to reach. He was surrounded by smoke.
Standing beneath the window the father shouted, “Jump, I’ll catch you!”
“Daddy,” came the frightened reply, “I can’t see you! It’s too smoky.”
“But I can see you, Son. Jump!” said his father.
He trusted his father, jumped and was saved.
How like our Heavenly Father. His Word says: “Trust Me in your times of trouble and I will rescue you and you will give Me glory!” The word “trust” as used in the Bible means that we are “to place our complete confidence in” the Lord – a confidence that has no limits.
At times it is just as difficult for us as it was for the young son who could not see his father. Our eyes become filled with “smoke” that blocks our view of God and His power to rescue us from the things of this world that would consume us. Nevertheless, He’s there. Jump!
Prayer: Father, give us complete confidence in Your Word knowing that You will never leave us or forsake us. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 50:15 and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”