The Witness – April 26 – May 2, 2015

Sitting on a Wobbly Perch

‘A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.’

I think this simple one-sentence quote provides a great analogy about life in general. Many of us are sometimes sitting on one of life’s many shaky branches — health issues, work-related problems, difficult relationships and the list goes on and on.

It’s at these times that we have to trust God to be our wings to lift us up from that branch we find ourselves sitting on. That’s not always easy, and in fact sometimes it’s very difficult because many times it seems the branch is ready to break.

I recently read a short verse that stated: ‘Nowhere, not one single place in the Bible does it say, ‘go figure it out on your own, but over and over again it says, ‘Trust in God.’

Don’t try to fix it yourself, don’t try to figure it out … trust God.

Blessings to you on this day and my prayer is that regardless what wobbly perch we’re on today, tomorrow or in the future we’ll learn to put our trust in God, period.  –Jim Muir

Jim Muir writes a weekly column for The Southern Illinoisan. You can alsou find him on Facebook.

We Labor Together With God, Wes

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