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Just Fall Back
By - Jun 06, 2011
Scripture says in Proverbs 3 to "trust the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding." That's not always the easiest thing to do. Sometimes, it seems so natural to try to figure everything out on your own and so foreign to just let go and trust God.

Trust begins with a choice. You have to fully commit your heart to trust and then your mind, will and emotions will follow. When you were growing up, did you ever play that game where someone stands behind you and you are supposed to fall back into their arms? The first time I played that game with my older brother, I would start to lean back and then I'd just take a step back and catch myself before falling. He'd say, "Fall back, I'll catch you!" But I still wouldn't do it. Eventually, I decided in my heart to just trust and let myself fall back, and of course, my brother caught me. (He'd have a lot to explain to my father if he hadn't!) After he caught me the first time, I had no problem doing it again because he proved himself to me and I trusted him.

That's what you have to do in your relationship with God. Maybe it's not easy for you to trust. Maybe you have some obstacles today that seem overwhelming. Maybe you've tried to trust, but you've ended up just taking a step backward and leaning on your own understanding. Today, I want to encourage you to cast your cares on Him. Cast the weights that are trying to overwhelm you and just let yourself fall back into the arms of Almighty God. He is the friend that sticks closer than a brother. He will never leave you and never forsake you. He loves you with an everlasting love, and you can trust Him today with every area of your life.
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