A Game of Trust Fall (Hebrews 13:5-6)

When we play this game of Trust Fall, we allow ourselves to fall into the arms of someone, trusting that they will catch us.

This game can also be viewed as a metaphor of life. We trust things in life we know will “catch us” when we get into difficult circumstances. If we are in a difficult situation in work, we may trust in our own experiences to solve the problem. If we encounter a difficult subject in school, we may remind ourselves that we need to reassure ourselves that we have tackled difficult subjects in the past and we will prevail once again. Our trust falls may be our education, reputation, jobs, money, families and relationships.

Do we have a similar trust fall with God’s promises? Do we truly trust that God will catch us when we fall or are we willing to substitute other solutions, like money, friends, and education? And what happens if those substitutes fail? Who will be there to pick up the pieces of our life?

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
Hebrews 13:5-6

God will never leave us or forsake us. He is the only one who can say this and never fail us. But we need to come to Jesus Christ first and accept Him as our Lord and Savior. And when we do, all the unlimited and unimaginable promises of God will become available to us.

Don’t substitute the world’s answer for your trust fall. Only Jesus Christ will always catch you and stand you upright to face the world, stronger than ever before, through His love and power.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.