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Wheelbarrow on a High Wire

Posted: December 29, 2016

I recently read a funny story that really struck me:

“With bated breath, the crowd watched the high wire artist make his torturous journey across Niagara Falls on a tightrope while pushing a wheelbarrow. As he prepared for his return trip he asked, ‘Do you believe I can do it with a man in the wheelbarrow?’ With a single voice they shouted, ‘You can do it!’ Yet when he asked for a volunteer to ride in the wheelbarrow, not a single person stepped forward. It was soon apparent that while no one doubted that he could do it, neither did anyone trust him enough to get in the wheelbarrow.”

I read this and laughed, thinking to myself, "Yeah, I wouldn't have gotten in that wheelbarrow either!"

But all jokes aside, sometimes we view God this way! We totally believe, without a doubt, that he can provide, heal, restore and forgive, but when put to the test, we don't always trust him enough to do it in our own lives. 

If God asked you to get in that wheelbarrow, would you?

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding."
- Proverbs 3:5 NLT

Lord, forgive us for not trusting you fully. Help us to strengthen our faith, trusting in you wholeheartedly. In Jesus' name, amen.