|Section 3: Health and Life Choices, Article 1
Trust in Yehuveh
“Trust in Him at all times;
ye people, pour out your heart before Him:
Yehuveh is a refuge for us. Selah.”
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|gently, but firmly, talking to her in a quiet tone, she began to quiet. Yet even my slightest move and she stiffened and hissed again. It would take weeks to fully calm and tame this wild baby. But she was precious and I would take the time. By gentle touches and a quiet voice, I would win her heart. I named her Veronica and within a few weeks she became one of the most precious pets I would ever own. Once she trusted me, she became my constant companion.
In Robert Redford’s magnificent film, Horse Whisperer, there is a scene of similar import. He plays the role of a sensitive, talented rancher who is ask to work with a traumatized horse and its young owner. Both the young lady and the animal had been nearly killed when an 18-wheeler struck their companions on the curve of an icy road. As a trainer, he had been making slow progress with this animal when, suddenly startled by a ringing cell phone, it had reared and bolted. In terror, the horse fled far out across the open range. With the wisdom of a keen understanding, the trainer let him go. Then, rather than riding out to recapture the horse, he sent everyone else away and he sat down in the tall grass near the edge of the field. Thus began a silent and patient vigil. Day after day, he returned each morning to the same place and sat quietly in the field watching the horse. Terrified, yet nonetheless curious, day by day the horse watched him. Day by day the animal ventured closer and closer. The man never moved. He just waited. Eventually the patient waiting paid off. The horse returned to him with a trust this quiet man had earned, a trust which could never have been forced. The re-training could then resume.
Yehuveh is seeking to win our confidence and trust in ways very like these. Sometimes He reaches out to us and by gentle and tender appeals, He seeks to draw us to Himself. “Yehuveh hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” “I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love.” At other time, He waits for us to come back to Him. Yehuveh knows the experiences of our lives, the traumas, the lies, the confusion which has made us fearful and distrusting. With a patience beyond anything humans will ever know, He is drawing us back to Himself. Jeremiah 31:3; Hosea 11:4.
Yehuveh knows our physical and mental health depend on our peace of mind, our trusting Him. He knows the “work of righteousness shall be peace,” so He sends us His reassuring words in any way we can receive them. By our own reading, through Radio and Television, through the words of friends, family or strangers who already know Him, Yehuveh speak to anyone who yet can be drawn. We who become His voice, we who already know Him, have a solemn responsibility: “He that hath My word, let him speak My word faithfully.” Isaiah 32:17; Jeremiah 23:28.
What does Yehuveh do for those who trust in Him? He is faithful to deliver us, to provide for us, to defend us, to keep us secure, and to enrich us. Each thing He does invites our greater trust! Every blessing is ours as we trust Him. And in abiding trust we’ll have health.
Trust comes from acquaintance and interaction. Trust in Yehuveh comes from reading and believing His promises. Consider these words:
Originally Written: 9 September 2005
Latest Update: 24 December 2009
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