Trusting God Like my Bungee


Many years ago there was a woman at church that I wanted to meet. I would see her and her family every Sunday and I felt drawn to her. I wanted to be friends with her. I asked God to create an opportunity for us to meet and He did. A few months later we were paired in a mentoring relationship and while we don’t see each other as often as we use too, we remain friends. She is one of those friends that I can call in the middle of the night and she would be quickly at my side and she has been.

At the beginning of our mentoring relationship we were encouraged to choose a verse(s) that we would meditate on for the duration of the program. Immediately God gave my friend 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 make your paths straight.

Little did either of us know at the time that God would bring us back to this verse time and time again as we navigated life together sharing in each others triumphs and victories and comforting each other in our sorrows.

Recently, I started a new workout routine where I step into a harness, connected to a carbine clip, connected to a bungee, connected to an apparatus in the ceiling that I cannot see.

“Do you trust me as much as you trust your bungee?”



One morning I was doing a burpee and trusting my bungee to keep me from doing a face plant into the floor, when I heard the Lord speak to my heart, “Do you trust me as much as you trust your bungee?” What? Yes, maybe, Lord, you know I want to. 

Once again life has taken one of those crazy, didn’t see that coming splatter of a paint can I didn’t drop. And, regardless of the circumstances the question still remains. Do I trust God?

Lord, you know I want to.

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