Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!
In the mid-nineteenth century, the tightrope walker named Charles Blondin was preparing to try his greatest feat. He extended a two-inch steel cable along the Niagara Falls. A large crowd gathered to watch.
Then Blondin told the audience: "How many of you think I can carry the weight of a man on my shoulders when crossing this gorge?
The crowd increased and they cheered, believing that he could perform such a difficult feat. Blondin lifted a sack of sand weighing about 180 pounds on his shoulders and carried it to the other side.
Then Blondin asked, “How many of you really believe that I can carry a person over the ravine?” Again the crowd raised shouts and applause of acclimation. "Which of you is the one that will climb on my shoulders and allow me to take you to the other side of the falls?"
There was a great silence among the audience. Everyone wanted to see Blondin carry a person over the gorge, but no one wished to place their lives in the hands of Blondin. Finally, a volunteer took the step, willing to participate in this deadly feat. Who was this guy? He was the manager of Blondin, who knew him for several years as a tightrope walker and as a person.
When making the preparations to cross Niagara Falls, Blondin told his manager, "You should not trust your own feelings, but mine. You will feel that we have to turn when you do not have to and if you trust your feelings, we will both fall. You must become part of me.” Both arrived unharmed on the other side.
Jesus gives us the same instructions, when in difficult circumstances He asks us to trust Him. "Do not trust your own feelings, trust Me and I will take you to the other side.”
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” – Proverbs 3:5-8.