I went to Marine World in California with some ex-offenders on a day trip. They wanted to ride all the rollercoasters in the park. I hate rollercoasters! Riding on a rollercoaster can be a lot of fun. The twists and turns during a rollercoaster ride can get your blood pumping and heart pounding. And there’s nothing scarier than riding a rollercoaster without a floor. The first time I went on a floorless rollercoaster, I was scared out of my mind. My feet were dangling, and I was concerned I might not make it. Once you’re in a rollercoaster without a floor, you’ve got to put all your trust in the ride’s restraints. You have to believe that the restraints will keep you safe during the ride.
Taking a stand for God can feel just as scary as riding a floorless rollercoaster. Taking a stand for God can be really scary. You can wonder if it will be worth it, or if God will really come through for you. Just like when you ride a rollercoaster you have to trust the restraints to keep you safe, when you take a stand for God, you have to trust that God will hold you and never let you go. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5, NIV)
So challenge yourself today to trust God. Just like you have to trust the restraints on a rollercoaster, trust God that he will come through for you and keep you safe. Trust that God will have your back when you take a stand for Him. Because when you stand for Him, He will stand for you.
Let’s Holla @ God!
God what You did for the prophets in the Bible, do for me. God this isn’t about my friend it’s about me. Prove you are real to me today. God help me understand what it means when I take a stand for You and to know You will come through for me. God increase my faith, my trust and reliance on You. Keep me safe on this roller-coaster of life in Christ’ name Amen!