How much do you trust Jesus? Think about it…how much do you really trust Him? Do you remember the song, ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust In Jesus? It’s a familiar song to many in the church. If you don’t know it, the chorus of the song goes like this:
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’re and o’re
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
Oh for grace to trust Him more.
In 1882, Louisa Stead, her husband, and daughter Lilly went for a picnic on Long Island Sound. As they were eating lunch they heard screams coming from a drowning boy. Mr. Stead ran into the water to save the boy. Instead of saving him, Louisa and Lilly watched their husband and father drown as the struggling boy pulled him under the water.
Louisa and Lilly were left destitute…no money and very little food. Their primary means of support was dead and they were on their own. Eventually, people in the community began to leave food at their door and Louisa became overcome by God’s provision for her and Lilly. After trusting God to provide for each day, after trusting God to heal the pain from losing her husband, after trusting God to put joy back in her life, Louisa sat at a table in her meager house. There she wrote the words to the song we just talked about, ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus.
Now let me ask you again. How much do you really trust Jesus with your entire life? Proverbs, Chapter 3 tells us, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In other words, God is in control of everything in your life. God didn’t say trust in Him with part of your heart. He said trust in Him with all of your heart. Don’t try to understand everything that happens in your life. You never will understand it but you can be assured that God is with you if you will simply trust Him.
Are you having financial issues? Trust God. Are you going through tough times in your marriage? Trust God. Are you suffering health issues? Trust God. Have you lost your job? Trust God. Whatever it is you are facing, let me say it again…trust God. When you trust Him, you will experience the same remarkable touch of God that Louisa Stead experienced and you will really mean it when you say, ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.