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Trust with Your Life

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  Isaiah 43:2 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.“Okay, Alisha, lift your right hand in the air,” one of my physical therapists said one brisk winter morning.   

I had become accustomed to our routine at rehab. My therapists’ requests sometimes seemed impossible, considering the left side of my body had decided to remain asleep due to the stroke I suffered months back. I wondered, How am I going to let go of the strongest limb I have

They assured me of their ability to bear the full weight of my body, but I was not convinced, especially considering I could not sense touch on that side of my body. I could see their hands by my shoulder, as well as bracing my hip and leg, but I still did not feel their touch. 

When it comes to our relationship with God, we cannot see Him in the natural sense. Nor do we always feel as if He is listening, let alone answering. 

The acronym T.A.P. provides a few reasons for why we can trust Him fully.

God’s Word is the source of all Truth. He does not lie, nor do we ever have to worry He will change His mind.

God also walks with us Amidst our joys and trials, rather than waiting until we have it all together or get to the finish line.

God also has the bigger Picture in mind and knows what is best for us.

So rather than white-knuckling our pride or the familiar mat’s underside, we can let go and lean into our amazing God whom we can trust. He is even greater than a therapist or friend and will catch us, without fail, each time.

Don’t merely trust God with one limb, but with your life.

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Alisha Scroggins

Tenacious, compassionate, and beloved daughter of the King, Alisha Scroggins is a proud Wildcat basketball fan and Kentucky native. Upon completion of dual bachelor's degrees, she moved to the foothills of Virginia, where she served for three years as a middle school teacher and residential supervisor at Mountain Mission. After a sudden diagnosis of several complex medical conditions at only 24 years of age, she moved to Roanoke, where she soon became solely dependent on a tube for nutrition. Launching a blog and YouTube channel, Mess 2 Masterpiece, from her hospital room, Alisha refuses to let her diagnoses define her. Rather, she has grown more compelled to share her story of brokenness to beauty, rescuing others from the deep valleys she once found herself in. You can connect with Alisha on her website alishascroggins.com, by email at contact@alishascroggins.com, or on social media.