Let’s just face it. We live in a generation that has serious trust issues. With a majority of us born, or brought up in single parent households, or slit families, we have come accustomed to broken promises. Not only that, but the things that had become bedrock, such as the government or the economy, have shifted quickly to sand. All of us, no matter where we are from, have been let down by something or someone who should have held us up; so we live on guard. And people wonder why Donald Trump’s “wall” is so popular; it is because we are so used to insulating ourselves and shutting others out. Everybody’s played the fool, and no one wants to be a fool again.
It’s no wonder why people look cynically at believers in Christ. Especially, when we ourselves fail to live up to our own standard, people find it hard to believe that Jesus can be trusted. We, who are believers, tell them that Jesus doesn’t fail, and they struggle to accept it, because everything else has failed around them. It’s easy to judge others when they lose faith, but if we are honest, even the most devout has questioned, if this faith walk is all worth it. It takes courage, to make yourself self vulnerable to anyone, especially someone you can’t see; because no one wants to be a fool.
If you’re someone who struggles with trusting the Lord, I understand. For real. I get it. But let me encourage you to give Him time, and watch Him work. There will be moments that you will feel let down, but if you continue on with Him. You will see how He used that for your good. There will be situations where you will wonder if it’s all worth it, but keep trusting Him, and He will make it all worth the while. If you don’t want to be a fool, put your trust in Him!
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8, New International Version
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“Don’t Want To Be A Fool” was written and produced by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller. Performed by Luther Vandross. Released 1991.