Seven mountain climbers successfully made it safely to the top of the Matterhorn. As they began their descent, one slipped and began to drag three others down with him. Their cries alerted the others and they braced themselves quickly to stand the pressure it would place on the rope that linked them all together.
When the pressure came, the rope broke. Their best friends perished.
The remaining three descended safely. When they checked the rope the others were using, they discovered that it was not a genuine Alpine Club rope.
Trust is an important part of life. When we apply the brakes in our car, we trust that it will stop. When we sit in a chair, we trust that it will hold us up. When we eat food, we trust that it is safe. When we follow the advice of our physician, we trust that it will make us well.
But we have all experienced the disappointment of placing our trust in someone who has betrayed us. It may have been a friend or a family member, an employer or the economy. The pain is always intense when one we trust lets us down.
We must not stop trusting, but realize that earthly things and people can fail. We must come to the place where we put our ultimate trust in God, knowing He honors His Word.
Prayer: Father, how thankful we are that “salvation is of the Lord” and that we can trust in You all the days of our life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture: Psalm 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.