The Disoriented Express, Part 1

MEMORY VERSE

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.

How much do you trust God’s Words?   Here’s a test to see if you really trust God’s Words for you!

Imagine that you are at a school assembly.  The principal announces, “I have a chocolate pie share.  Any volunteers?”  He holds up the pie and chooses you to come forward!

You walk up on the stage and stand next to your principal and the delicious looking pie.  The principal takes out a bottle of whip cream and slathers the whole pie with lots of whipped cream.  He shows the pie to the audience and says to you, “I want you to know that I am NOT going to throw this pie into your face.”

Instead of giving you the pie, the principal puts a large plastic tablecloth on the floor and asks you to stand in the middle—just in case any of the pie spills.  Then the principal places a large garbage bag over your clothes.  He says, “I don’t want any pie to get on your clothes, but I am NOT going to throw this pie at you.”  He puts a hair net on your hair and hands you goggles to protect your eyes.  He repeats, “I am not going to throw this pie at you….”

What would you be thinking?  Would you trust his words?  Or would you expect a pie in the face?  Trusting God’s Words is sort of like trusting your principal’s sentence “I am not going to throw the pie in your face” even though every action points to a pie in the face!

Our eyes, our ears, our hearts can be tricked into believing lies.  We often don’t know the full truth.  Circumstances around us may be scary or misleading.  But we do know one thing:  God’s Words are always truth!  If God says something, we may believe it no matter what is happening around us or what we are tempted to think.  Don’t always trust what you think you know—trust God’s Word!  

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