“I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms – I’m celebrating your rescue.” Psalm 13.5
Everyone finds it easy to suggest to others the bungi experience, jumping off the high ledge, making the tough career decision, and trusting God.
Anything is easy from a distance. The hardest choice, decision, fact in make or accept in our life is to trust God. There are many reasons for our challenge. We do not touch and feel God as we do a girlfriend. We do now see God acting out love and concern in ways we usually understand. When we ask God questions we often hear silence in response.
“God are you there!” is our frequent scream. Failure seems like the next step. Silence is all around, echoing our questions off walls far away.
Yesterday I heard the pleas of two people desperately wanting to trust God. Yesterday I saw two people on a quest to experience God. They sense His touch at times, they know He is real, and yet there is a “but.” Yesterday I head pleas for answers, for a map of the journey.
Reading Psalm 13 is walking through a paradox. David, in the first two paragraphs, explains his frustration with God. David believes God has ignored him long enough. David is tired of looking at the back of God’s head. David’s load in life is unbelievable! God please look at me! Pay attention!
Suddenly David is celebrating his rescue and reveling in a basket full of answered prayers!
David demanded God’s attention. David’s need for God was the highest priority of his life; nothing else took precedence. David wanted God so much that he could taste it.
David made a decision to trust God. God gave David, us, evidence of His value, evidence of how we can trust Him. We have the opportunity to weigh and choose.
David fell headlong into God’s arms. David’s life included all the difficulties; broken marriage vows, murder, dysfunctional family life, unfair persecution, yet David trusted God.
Just when David failed, he trusted. Will we trust God?