Posted by: pastordiehl   in Trials of Our Faith

In an article for Campus Life magazine, Susan Smart describes her third – and nearly last – solo flight. She had been practicing a maneuver at 5,000 feet when she lost control and her Cessna 150 began spinning wildly toward earth. After several seconds of panic, she recalled her instructor’s words: “If you ever go into a spin in a Cessna 150, just let go of the controls. Its built to fly on its own.”

Susan shouted to herself several times, “Let go!” Finally, she yanked her hands from the controls and covered her face. After some wild yawing and pitching, the plane returned to level flight. She had fallen more than half a mile, but she survived because she had the faith to let go.

Her experience vividly illustrates what it means to trust God in a time of crisis. When your life is spinning wildly out of control, our feelings cry out for us to panic, but we must hold on to His promises.

In You, O Lord, I put my trust…Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble” (Psalm 31:1&9).

Is your life in a spin? Let go of the controls!

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kerry Dickey

A very troubled soldier was sitting outside of the White House one day looking sad when a young boy saw him and asked him sir, are you okay and he said well I don’t know how to do it, but I want to get inside that building and talk to the President about some stuff that I’m bothered about. Well, the little boy just took him by the hand and walked past the guards, and led him into the oval office and said Dad, this man would like to talk to you. So Abraham Lincoln looked up from his desk and said, okay son, I’ll listen. When life does seem out of control just remember we have that free access into the Heavenly throne room of the living God and There all of our prayers and concerns are taken care of. Oh Praise the Lord Jesus, for leading us by the hand in there, whenever we want, to talk to the father one on one! all in love Kerry D.

September 7th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

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