I have always loved the story of Charles Blondin, the acrobat who performed on a tight rope.  He would walk across the tightrope with seemingly no fear.  He once carried a small stove and made an omelet for himself while on the tight rope. There was a performance one night and the royal family was in attendance.  It was in September of 1860.  Charles took a wheelbarrow and went back and forth across the tightrope.  He stopped and asked the Prince of Wales if he believed that he could carry a man safely across the tightrope in the wheelbarrow.  The Prince of Wales said “yes” he did believe that it could be done.  Charles then asked the Prince of Wales to get in the wheelbarrow.  The Prince declined his invitation and also requested that Mr. Blondin never ask again.

This story is amusing.  I laugh every time I hear it because it is one thing to say that you believe in someone and it is another to trust that person with your life.  The Prince of Wales had enough common sense and God given wisdom not to trust this dare devil with his life.  He made the right decision.

The Bible tells us that God is not a man that he should lie.  We are human and we all fall short and even on our best day we miss the mark.  We slip and fall.  I am thankful that God is there to catch me every time.  

Many people have trouble trusting others.  I get that.  I understand that.  We have all been disappointed when we find that someone we thought we could trust has let us down, but we must all remember that we too have not always been found to be trust worthy.  I am thankful that God is not a man and he does not lie and he can be trusted completely.  

I always tell my young adults the story of how I told the girl at Popeyes not to put the biscuit in my bag.  She asked me “why” and I said “because I can’t be trusted with the biscuit” and she laughed hysterically.  It’s sad that I can’t trust others but even more sobering to know that sometimes I can’t even trust myself.  That is why I am so thankful that there is someone I can trust completely.  I can trust God.  I can trust him with my life.  I do trust him with my life.  I trust that he will carry me and will not let me fall.  He has my best interest at heart.

I believe that many people have trust issues because they have been wounded or betrayed. They have trusted someone with their secrets or their money or their heart and have been disappointed.  I want you to know that you can trust God with your secrets, your money, your heart and your very life.  He is faithful.  He proved his love when He gave His own son to die and become the sacrifice for our sin.

Someone asked me once why I trusted God and this is my answer:

I trust God with my life because He gave His own life.  

I love you all,

Pastor Pam Bonner-Kacys

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