Eish and Trust
Let us look at this verse again: 12Don’t drag your feet. Be like those who stay the course with committed faith and then get everything promised to them.
I know we must serve God diligently every day with the same enthusiasm we started with. I know we must serve Him fearlessly like the people before us, like our parents and their parents.
I also know that we must wait patiently, even if that is contrary to our nature. But there is another thing we also need to do. We must keep trusting God. But when trust is needed most, it is the most difficult thing to do.
I trust that God will take away the cancer, despite the many stories. I trust that God will save my business, despite nobody finding jobs. I trust that God will heal this relationship of mine. I trust that God will make a miracle happen to save me now, to provide for me now.
Enter your own trust story here.
Let us be honest with one another, it is not easy to trust blindly. We can learn a lot from Frik:
I was a rebel at school and after school – those days, they called me a ducktail. I was married at 21 and my life changed a little. At 23 years, my eyes grew so bad that I could no longer read traffic signs. Not even stop signs or speed restrictions. My wife had to tell me the speed, this is a stop sign and that one, a yield sign.
When I was 26 years old, I gave my life to the Lord. I joined a group, and the Spirit of God turned my life around.
My eyes got worse. This was a major problem because I had a dangerous job.
I asked the pastor what I should do. He said I should trust the Lord for a miracle. Then I would know how to trust Him forever. My reaction: “Eish!”
I said to the Lord I believed He would heal my eyes. I reminded Him of this regularly and really looked for to THE day.
One day, about two years later, I was leaving work. As I walked out, everything just became a big blur. I said: “O, Lord, when are You going to heal my eyes?”
As I was saying this, I blinked, and… I could see PERFECTLY!
What joy! Now, it’s 40 years later and I have just passed my driver’s license eye test with distinction, at the age of 65. Without glasses! I can read any small print and will be able to count the branches on a tree 500 meters away.
The pastor had said he should trust the Lord for a miracle, and then he would know how to trust Him forever. And he said: “Eish!”
Maybe that is what you and I should do too: Say eish and trust!
How strongly do you trust?
Do you believe in miracles?
How long will you keep on trusting?
Our Lord, to trust is not my best characteristic. Yes, I pray, and I believe and I trust, but before I know it, reality puts a line through my trust. I am so sorry, Lord. I know I must trust in You. Amen.