When I Am Afraid I Will Trust in You

“O Most High, when I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”(Psalm 56:3 NRSV)

My experience with the elevator on Wednesday showed me my faith is shaky.  When I stepped in the first elevator, the button I pushed did not light up, so I stepped out. This one’s not working.  I’m not getting on this one.

So I walked around for awhile and then got on the other one.  The doors closed.  Nothing happened for a long, long second.  I panicked.  Then it started to lift.  I prayed “Thhhhhyyy will, nnnnnot mmmmmine bbbbbe ddddone.”  A short time later I heard a dinging sound. It’s not my floor.  I’ll have to wait for someone to get on and then I’ll have to wait to go up one more floor!

I was wrong.  It was my floor.  I exhaled and quickly walked out.

I confessed to a staff person that I was claustrophobic and would prefer taking the stairs down to the first floor.  She gave me the code.  I used it.

To be honest, what the psalmist so easily declared is an area where I still need help.  Humility along with truth is good for the soul.

About richrockwood

Writer of Christian fiction whose first book "Memory Theft" delves into the impact an extortion scam has on a retired widower. For more information please check out www.richrockwood.com
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