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Hitched to the U-Haul

In 2001, when I moved to Richmond, Virginia from Norfolk, Virginia, to attend seminary, I packed all I had in a U-Haul truck, and hitched my car to the back of the truck.

In the transporting of my car, my car didn’t do the work. But my car was attached to the truck, which did the work.

When you trust in the LORD, you’re not the only one doing the work, but you attach yourself to the One who does the work. When you trust in the LORD, you hope and believe that God will do the heavy lifting, that God will fight for you, that God will step in for you—that God will for you what you can’t do for yourself.

In Proverbs 3:5, the writer puts it like this: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.” 

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