Try and Trust
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
I recently read a book on the life of John Williams (1796-1839). As a missionary, he dedicated his life to bring the message of the gospel of Christ to the Polynesians of the South Pacific islands. At 43 years of age, he gave his life for the sake of the gospel. On his one and only furlough home to England after eighteen years in the South Seas, he often addressed groups of young people throughout his native country.The essence of his message was this:
“There are two little words in our English language that I always seek to remember: TRY and TRUST! You do not know what you can do in the strength of the Lord until you try, and if you trust Him through your trials, mountains of imaginary difficulty will vanish as you approach them, and doors will open up that you could never have imagined.”
Maybe the Lord is calling one of my readers to some work for Him. You say, “I can’t.” But if it is the Lord’s will, you can! He provides all that is needed, and all He asks is that we take the step in faith, and with the conscious sense of His presence, power, and provision. Yes, try and trust are what is needed, for effective, fruitful service.