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The Courageous Nature of Trust

January 22, 2012 by  
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“Put your hope in Adonai, be strong and let your heart take courage.” Psalm 27:14 from the CJB Complete Jewish Bible

The smallest of my winter birds, Chickadees are the epitome of courage all wrapped up in attitude and feathers. If I’m too close when they want to eat, they fluff themselves up and scold, and if I don’t budge, they simply fly in front of me and land on the feeder with a spunky, “fine, if you won’t leave, we’re going to eat anyway.” I’d like to think their courageous nature comes from trust. I don’t hurt them; I just feed them. Well, I may annoy them with endless photo shoots, but who could resist? They’re so cute!

Trust. Remember as a child when the scary monster under the bed filled us with dread, making us cry out in fear? Our hearts pounded, we gasped for breath, and cowering under the covers, our knees rattled together, like the dry bones of some science lab skeleton.

Perhaps, in some cases, the monster wasn’t made up, but whether real or imagined, fear jolted our senses, and we needed someone to calm and comfort us. We needed someone much stronger and wiser to allay our fears, and when they came to our rescue, we snuggled in their arms, safe and sound where nothing could harm us. We trusted them to make everything all right. And that is the very place courage is learned… at the feet of trust.

 Now that we’ve grown up, we most likely have become the courageous rock of security for our children or for a friend in need. But who do we trust to rescue us when fear enters our hearts and holds them captive in a situation over which we have no control?

 There is only One person much stronger and wiser than anyone or any situation we might find ourselves up against…Yeshua-Jesus, our Lord and Savior. He wrote these words of comfort and encouragement:  Deuteronomy 31, verse 6, repeated in Hebrews 13, verses 5 and 6: “Be strong, be bold, don’t be afraid or frightened (of them) for Adonai, your God is going with you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” from the CJB

The next time fear attempts to disrupt our lives, we may need to fluff up our feathers with a bit of attitude and courage…the kind that comes from complete trust in God and in His promise to never forsake us but to be by our sides…all the way to the victory!

Lord, the more we learn about You in Your Word, the more we trust in Your faithfulness to us. Help us put our hope and trust in You that our hearts may take courage. We ask for the strength to face whatever we may encounter as we walk with You, that it might all be to Your glory!.  In Your name we pray.  Amen…

 

Mid is a published author, artist/craft designer and photographer. Above all, Mid is a Messianic Jew…a Believer in Yeshua-Messiah. With all her heart, soul, and life, she is dedicated to Elohenu Echad-the One true God who sent His Son, Yeshua-Jesus, who lived among us until He was crucified and rose from the grave as the perfect sacrifice for all mankind-Jew and Gentile. He was the final atonement for our sins against a righteous, holy God. In His stead, He sent the Ruach HaKodesh-the Holy Spirit, to minister to us until His soon return when He will reign and rule for a thousand years from Jerusalem.

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2 Responses to “The Courageous Nature of Trust”
  1. Rita Garcia says:

    I like that image, fluffing up my feathers with attitude! It is all about trust and surrender in and to Him! Hugs to you, Mid!

  2. Mid Stutsman says:

    Thank you, Rita. They (Chickadees) are so spunky… I love it, and that’s what it looks like. We need to be more like them when it comes to courageously standing for what we believe and trusting the Lord! lvyou!

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