There is a story of a mountain climber who, desperate to conquer the Aconcagua, initiated his climb after years of preparation. But he wanted the glory to himself, therefore, he went up alone. He started climbing and it was becoming later, and later. He did not prepare for camping, but decided to keep on going.
Soon it got dark. Night fell with heaviness at a very high altitude. Visibility was zero. Everything was black. There was no moon, and the stars were covered by clouds.
As he was climbing a ridge at about 100 metres from the top, he slipped and fell. Falling rapidly he could only see blotches of darkness that passed. He felt a terrible sensation of being sucked in by gravity. He kept falling… and in those anguishing moments good and bad memories passed through his mind. He thought certainly he would die.
But then he felt a jolt that almost tore him in half. Yes! Like any good mountain climber he had staked himself with a long rope tied to his waist. In those moments of stillness, suspended in the air he had no other choice but to shout: "HELP ME GOD. HELP ME!"
All of a sudden he heard a deep voice from heaven… "What do you want me to do?"
"Do you REALLY think that I can save you?"
"OF COURSE, MY GOD."
"Then cut the rope that is holding you up."
There was another moment of silence and stillness. The man just held tighter to the rope. The rescue team the next day found a frozen mountain climber hanging strongly to a rope…
TWO FEET OFF THE GROUND.
How about you? How trusting are you in that rope? Why don’t you let it go? I tell you, God has great and marvellous things planned for you.
CUT THE ROPE AND SIMPLY TRUST IN HIM.
If only we would trust Him in all things. Some of us are like little children holding on to a security blanket. Sad to say there are some Christians that have been a long time in the Lord and they are still putting their security in other things than God and they have missed out on so many blessings because of it. We may not understand the things that God tells us to do sometimes, but He knows what’’s best. He can see the things we can not. Some things look impossible, but my Bible tells me that with God all things are possible, to him who believes. Mark 9:23.
We must be strong and courageous in His promises to us. Take a step of faith even if it looks like there is nothing but empty air in front of you. If God has told you to do it, believe Him. There is something solid there or else He wouldn’t have told you. God doesn’t change His mind in His promises. He never changes. Mal. 3:6 But fear and a lack of faith keep us from them.
I remember this film I saw years ago called Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Indy, to get to the treasure had to cross this great bottomless chasm. There seemed to be no path to the other side and yet the instructions on a map told him he had to take a leap of faith. He could have trusted what he saw and turned back. But what did he do? He closed his eyes and leapt and landed on a bridge that had been cleverly camouflaged.
Many of us look at the circumstances before us and they look hopeless sometimes. It looks impossible. But if we would see with the eyes of faith we would see that God has made a bridge for us. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He WILL direct Your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
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