Another great song, by one of my favorite artists. “I’m Letting Go” (hear the song at the end of this post) speaks about trusting God even when things are scary. I think sometimes one of the scariest things is letting go of what we’ve planned and understand, and trusting God when He’s telling us to go a different way. You know, kind of like: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6.
One of my favorite lyrics in “I’m Letting Go” is this: “It feels like I’m fallin’ and that’s what it’s like to believe.” How true is that? When we are truly believing and trusting God, it’s gonna feel like we’re falling. Otherwise, would it be real faith? Would it be real trust if we knew exactly where we were going, and had one step after another firmly in front of us? Of course not.
It reminds me of that trust game spiteful teachers make irresponsible students play- you know, that one where you have to turn your back to your partner and hope they catch you when you fall. Sometimes, we have to go into things blind in our relationship with God. We have to feel like we’re falling and drop backwards, trusting His arms will be there to catch us when we do. It’s a scary thing, but one thing I know: He’s always been there to catch me. I just have to let go and find out.
What fear can you trust God with today?