TRUSTING GOD ENOUGH TO JUMP

I still remember the day Cooper learned to climb up on the top bunk of the bunk-beds all by himself. I had rounded the corner and there he sat, grinning from ear to ear. “How did you get up there?” I asked him. I believe his answer was, “I climbeded.”

I reminded him he wasn’t supposed to be on the top bunk and said, “Okay, let’s get down. JUMP!” He shook his head and said, “No way.” “I’ll catch you,” I told him while holding out my arms. Again, without any hesitation, he shook his head no. I spent the next 10 minutes coaxing him to trust me and jump into my arms. He finally got to the point where he’d get really close to jumping and then change his mind. Finally he got too close to the edge and went past the point of no return. His eyes were the size of saucers and he screamed bloody murder as he flew through the air and landed in my arms. Right then he realized he was safe and immediately shouted with excitement, “DADDY, THAT WAS GREAT, LET’S DO THAT AGAIN!”


Place your fears in the strong arms of your Heavenly Father, and then trust Him enough to jump without reservation.

Trusting God is not much different. No telling how many times God has called us to take a risk and jump, and we shake our heads and say, “No way!” How many times has God called us to take a risk in our faith, and we’ve just wanted to play it safe? I think you should trust God to catch you, even when He asks tough things. Maybe God is calling you to …

  • Forgive someone you haven’t been able to forgive (and then tell them about it).
  • Confess the sin you’ve been hiding.
  • Make a phone call to someone who would never expect to hear from you.
  • Apologize and say, “I’m sorry.”
  • Invite a friend to church.
  • Come back to God.
  • Give something away to someone who has a need.
  • Tell someone about God.
  • Something else?

Place your fears in the strong arms of your Heavenly Father, and then trust Him enough to jump without reservation. When you’re not willing to jump, you miss out on the spiritual ride of your life… your eyes big as saucers and screaming at the top of your lungs, “THAT WAS GREAT … LET’S DO THAT AGAIN!”

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” ~ Proverbs 3:5

(Comment of the Day: sherryfisher said… “That’s my favorite verse Trey. And truly, we just have to quit leaning on what we THINK we know…(being afraid)…and trust that the One that loves us most(beyond our comprehension) will lead us…catch us…hold us.”)

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  1. Marci says:

    I truly find it amazing how we are so scared to try something new and then once we do it, it’s not that bad or was actually fun and are so willing to do it again. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Maria says:

    Since reading your post, my heart hasn’t been at peace. My sister and I had a spat a couple of weeks ago which hasn’t been resolved. If there is one thing I hate about
    myself, that would be my pride, wish I could rid myself of it. It causes so much uneeded heart ache.

    I think I am gonna make a phone call that has been way over due.
    Thanks Trey, I needed these words of encouragement=)!
    HIs,
    Maria

  3. sherryfisher says:

    That’s my favorite verse Trey. And truly, we just have to quit leaning on what we THINK we know…(being afraid)…and trust that the One that loves us most(beyond our comprehension) will lead us…catch us…hold us.

  4. Gallagher says:

    AMEN!

    Trusting in God takes our personal choice to seek refuge and hope in a loving father! Let’s Do It!

  5. Liss and MOMMY says:

    We have had this experience with all 3 of the kids at some point or other. Every time it happens I always think this same thought of trusting God.
    Little scarey we thought the same thing!

  6. preacherman says:

    Trey,
    I love your post today.
    I can totally relate.
    All three of my boys every day when they come from school and at night before they go to bed want me to wrestle and get them when they jump off the couch. After that I become the tickle monster. It is so mcuh fun playing and having a great time with my boys who are 7, 5 and 2. They love being tickled, especially Quinn.

  7. jel says:

    very cool post! 😉

  8. Kyle Vannoy says:

    I’ve heard you tell that story in a sermon before and it resonates with me everytime I hear it. Thanks for the reminder and thanks for being my preacher.

  9. Jojo Agot says:

    The first time is always the hardest but when we get used to trusting God, it becomes a part of us. People who never try trusting will never know the thrill and the joy it brings.

  10. Helen says:

    Great list.

  11. Candace Jean July 16 says:

    Proverbs 3:5 will forever be etched on my heart. And this list is a very good reminder for me. Loved this post!

  12. Bridget Chumbley says:

    Ouch! That list hit a little too close for comfort.

    I am going to take these words to heart and I can't wait to have that…

    "THAT WAS GREAT … LET'S DO THAT AGAIN!"

    …feeling myself!!

    Thanks for posting, Trey.

  13. R. Holloway says:

    "Let's do that again!" That is what faith is often like. Fear confronted turns to fun.

  14. Billy Coffey says:

    Loved, loved this. I've been called to jump more than a few times. Sometimes I resisted, sometimes I leapt. But I've found when I leapt that some of the most wonderful things can happen when we do what we're most hesitant to try.

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