Each step was harder than the one before. Finally, reaching the end, Jimmy stopped. Legs shaking and throat tight, he choked on the tears bubbling up. With a trembling whisper of shame, he cried, “I can’t.”
“Yes you can, Son,” his dad comforted and encouraged. “Just look at me.”
It took every ounce of courage in him to tear his eyes from the water. Lifting his gaze to meet his father’s eyes, Jimmy felt calmness wash over him.
“Do you trust me, Jimmy?”
“Okay, then just jump to me. “
The blazing sun and the tempting cool water battled for Jimmy’s surrender. Fear held him on the diving board, but faith in his daddy let him jump into an afternoon of joy!
Living a life of faith is just like that. Paul wrote to the Christians in Galatia about how he lived:
“ … the life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20b)
Life is better when we trust Jesus: Jump In!
Is there something that frightens you that you need to trust Jesus to help you with?