What happens when you are really in a bind, you don’t know what to do, and there’s actually nowhere to go? I guess the right answer is to do what you learned in church, to do what your momma and your daddy taught you about God. But many questions are subject to interpretation. There are a lot of gray areas. In the meantime there’s a lot about what you believe, and who you can trust: God, the church, people who claim to be Christians, and those who really ACT like it. Often there is nothing you can do except to lean on God, and hope to goodness that all that stuff you said you believed is really true.
So what do you really believe? Well, I believe in leaning on God, trusting in Him. Like Solomon said, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding . . .” (Proverbs 3:5-6) Like the story about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, where they said, right before they were thrown into the fiery furnace, “The God we serve will deliver us, . . . but even if He doesn’t, we’re not going to bow down and worship the image you made.” (Daniel 3:1-30) Talk about leaning on Jesus. Whoa! To get to that level of trust in God, you have to spend a lot of time getting connected to Him, joined at the heart, so when the time comes you’ll be ready.