Monday, June 18, 2018

"Dare to Trust"

Romans 4.17-18 
"The Message"

“Abraham was first named ‘father’ and then became father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing. When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do.

There are many possibilities in life.
Dare to trust.

There are just as many im-possibilities.
Dare to trust.

When asked to sacrifice what you cherish the most on the altar of no return…
Dare to trust.

To be a person in whom others will place their trust, you must…
Dare to trust.

A leader, a father, a man of influence earns his position because he…
Dared to trust.

Some things that must be done, only God can do.
Dare to trust.

To have hope when all is lost…
Dare to trust.

To have faith in life when hope is dead…
Dare to trust.

Do you need God to miraculously make “something”
of your “nothing” marriage, job, or future?
Dare to trust.

Facing the fear of crippling disappointment after decades of failure…
Dare to trust.

God has a plan to do what only He can do.
Dare to trust.

God raised Christ from the dead.
Dare to trust.

Jesus loves you. You matter to God.
Dare to trust.

I found the photo above "better catch me daddy!!!" originally at this now dead link: Photographer abbeyh13 kindly gave me permission to use it here.


Anonymous said...

Dave, this entry speaks right to where I live! I've been a Christ follower for decades now. Even so, truly placing my trust in God remains the most difficult aspect of my faith. Hmmm, maybe that's why it's called faith?!

davescriven said...

Thank you brother for sharing. Wouldn't it be nice if life was easy and it did not require trust? Probably not. God knows what He's doing. Like you, faith is a difficult, but very necessary, aspect of my life. Thanks for your thoughts on this entry. Dave

Unknown said...

I am enjoying looking over your blog!
I passed it on to my mom and sister as I thought they would like it as well.

davescriven said...

thank you abbey. I always appreciate comments.