A thought by Erwin Raphael McManus, (2006-11-14) from his book, Soul Cravings: An Exploration of the Human Spirit (p. 215). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.
When you have lived life for any amount of time there is always a chance that you will go through a time that life doesn’t make sense. Maybe that is where you are today.
I have been fortunate to have lived with a father that I could trust. I knew I could trust what my dad said, what he believed and what he taught. I knew he wasn’t perfect but I trusted him. And that was so important as a son living life. I wasn’t ready to take on all the responsibilities of life but I knew I could trust my dad.
Some of you haven’t had that privilege. You had a father that couldn’t be trusted so in life’s not making sense times you can have real trouble. Having had someone you trust is so important in living through those times.
Now my dad wasn’t perfect in all things but he did lead me to someone who was perfect, someone I could totally trust in all times. My dad showed me how to handle those life doesn’t make sense times by putting my trust in the One who makes sense of it all. He led me to God through Jesus Christ. He showed me how that Jesus, God’s Son came to earth to show me how to make sense of life. Jesus put His total trust in God His Father and He showed that He can be trusted no matter what.
I have found that true in my own life during those difficult times. He can be trusted. Maybe you can’t trust your father. Maybe he has failed you. But God won’t. He can be trusted. Let Him make sense of those times when life doesn’t make sense.
Why don’t you give Him a try today?