“And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” (Hebrews 10: 19-23 NLT)
- What words or phrases stand out to you in this passage? Why do you think these stood out?
- Have you placed your trust in Christ for salvation, for the cleansing and forgiveness of sins? If so, praise God that you can now boldly enter his presence. If not, what is holding you back from doing so?
- In what areas of your life do you need to trust God more? Ask God to help you, to give you the strength, to trust him with those things.
The other day, I walked down to the overlook by the Portage River. I was leaning on the rail with all my weight, looking across the water. All of a sudden I started seeing this scene play out in my head: the rail snapped in half, and I fell face first into the river. It was painful, and freezing, and there was no one around to help me. I did not like this scene, and slowly stepped away from leaning on the rail. Then I started to rationalize, that realistically that was not going to happen. I had to trust the rail to do its job. I had to trust that whoever built it had done their job well. It was going to hold me. And so I leaned forward again with all my weight. As I was wrestling with this whole scenario, I felt like God very clearly was like “Callie, you can trust me too, fully. I’m not going to let you fall on your face. Lean into me fully.”
In what ways are you relying on your own strength instead of trusting fully in God?
As we enter into November, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I like to reflect on all the ways God has proven faithful over the past year. What are the things I'm thankful for? How has He provided? In what ways has He grown me and challenged me? As I reflect on who He is and all He's done, it becomes easier to trust Him more fully. Praise God we serve a trustworthy God. In the words of Becky Jensen, "He's never dropped me yet." May we walk through each day with the same confidence and assurance that we can trust Him!