Monday, April 2, 2018
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It was home improvement time at our house, and I have a chronic sense of 'uncoordinitis', so we obviously needed some help. And our friend Tim, he was the man for the job for two reasons. First, he's good at designing and building and problem-solving. Of course, there are a lot of people who are craftsmen like that. The second reason is what really made Tim the man for the job. Sometimes we were gone when he was going to be at our house working. And since he was working in every part of the house, he needed keys to everything, and there was no place in our home he couldn't go. That meant we needed not only someone who could do the job, but right, you got it. We needed someone we could totally trust. And we had someone like that.
I'm Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about "Someone to Trust With the Keys to Everything."
Finding someone to trust these days; I don't know about you, but I think it's getting harder and harder. Especially when it comes to someone you can trust with you; with your deepest hurts, your darkest secrets, your fondest hopes, your greatest needs. Someone from whom you have no fear of betrayal or desertion or rejection. I think we all hunger in our soul for one person we can just totally trust and we can trust them with all the keys to every corner of our life.
Ultimately, you need someone you're never going to lose, not after you've trusted them with your heart and soul.
Maybe it's hard for you to trust. Especially if you've been betrayed or disappointed or hurt by someone that you were relying on. Or possibly the person you were counting on just went away. Maybe they decided to leave, or maybe they had no choice. Either way, you trusted them with everything, and they are gone.
You know, deep in our soul there's this deep need for someone we can open up to, confide in, lean on completely, someone to give ourselves to. Actually, we were created for such a person. It's your Creator. He's the only one who can fill the vacuum at the center of you, because that vacuum was made for Him.
So many who have looked for a harbor relationship where they won't be hurt, won't be used, won't be left alone, have found that harbor in one man-Jesus Christ. If you read what the Bible says about the purpose of your life, that shouldn't be a surprise. For example, in Colossians 1:16, God says, about His Son, Jesus, "All things were created by Him and for Him." So, you were created by Jesus; you were created for Jesus, and you're going to have this huge hole in your heart until you have Jesus.
But He can be trusted with all the keys to your heart and your life. Why? Well, listen to Romans 8:32, our word for today from the Word of God, "God did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all-will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?"
See, the answer to whether you can trust Jesus completely is settled at the foot of that cross where He proved He loves you so much that He died to pay for every wrong thing you've ever done. And this man who loved you enough to die for you will never do you wrong. Beyond that, He's proved there's nothing He can't do when He walked out of His grave under His own power. This is the end of your lifelong trust search. It's the greatest love there is and the greatest power there is. He'll never leave you, never divorce you, or never die on you. He wants you with Him forever. He gave His life to make that possible.
But He's not going to force His way into your life. He is waiting for you to reach out to Him in total trust, like a child trusting his daddy to protect him, like a dying person grabbing a rescuer's hand. If you've never given yourself to Jesus like that, you're still on your own. But this could be your last day without Him.
If you want to finally begin your personal relationship with Him, experience this love for yourself, would you tell Him that this very moment, this very day? And let me invite you to go to our website where you're going to find a lot of great information about how to be sure you belong to Him and where to go from here. It's ANewStory.com.
In an insecure world like ours, it's really hard to find a hand to hold that you can be sure will never let you go. There is one-that hand has nail prints in it because of His love for you. Would you grab His hand and give Him all the keys?
Because then, you're finally safe.