Trust the Engineer: Trusting God

Daily Truth:  In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?   Psalm 56:11

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“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.”  Corrie Ten Boom

This remarkable woman spent the first 50 years of her life with her father and sister above their watch shop in Holland. When World War II broke out they spent their time hiding persecuted Jewish people.

Her love of Christ sustained her through the very difficult time when Corrie and her family were found out and  taken to Nazi concentration camps.  Her faith in God carried her through the death of her father, sister and the many trying times within the concentration camps.

After Corrie’s release she spent the rest of her life telling others of God’s love, provision, and power.

God’s Words are true, powerful and can be trusted. Teaching God’s Word to  children  provides peace, encouragement and hope in a world that is ever changing.

When teaching a Bible verse make sure that the child knows what each word means . In Psalm 56:11  the word “trust” means to “put confidence in”  or “to be safe”.  David, this Psalm’s author, writes  Psalm 56 after the Philistines captured him in Gath. We know that later Gath was subdued by the Israelites. God can be trusted. We do not need to be afraid.

Corrie Ten Boom is Scripturally correct in the earlier quote.  God can be trusted to be the engineer

We can learn much from Corrie Ten Boom’s life.    A wonderful book to read with your child is “Heroes for Young Readers:  Corrie Ten Boom”.

Until the next “Truth” sharing moment.

Cathy Jo



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