The Chrome Horn - Racing With Jesus Ministries

by Rev. Don Rivers

  Trust is an interesting word. On our money the quote reads “In God We Trust.” I wonder if we really do trust God or maybe our trust is misplaced. Do we place our trust in others, possessions, understanding or experience? There is only one who is faithful and true, worthy of our trust. All other sources will fail us. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  Corey Lajoie and Brandon McReynolds are good friends and have been by each other’s side as they try to find the deal that clears the way for them to pursue their passion as drivers. They have both enjoyed success and disappointment. They both know their future rest in the hands of God.

  Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway saw one on top and the other on the bottom. Brandon was the first car out of the K&N race because of a broken ignition wire. Corey parked it in Victory Lane. Both know that one race doesn’t a career make but this is just one snapshot along the road that hopefully leads them to fulfill their dreams.

  We face the challenge of dealing with the results of efforts. Earlier in the day Corey’s Xfinity ride broke a shock mount and his race was done. Brandon had to deal with his race ending far too soon in the K&N tilt. Disappointment is part of the deal, but there is always another race to run. How we learn and handle these times reveals who we ultimately trust with our lives.

Psalm 20:7-9;
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
Lord, give victory to the king!
Answer us when we call!

  The words of David reminds us that putting our trust in things, possessions and created things will bring us to our knees in failure. Those that trust in the Lord God will rise up and stand firm. Who or what have we put our trust and faith in?

  Remember that putting your trust in God is not circumstantial. What is happening around us should not determine where we place our trust. We should place our trust in God, without doubt, without wavering. Then when the dust settles we will be able to stand.

  A man was out jogging one day. As he passed a cliff, he got too close and fell. Grabbing hold of a branch he was stranded. No way up and certainly no way down. He began to scream, "Help, help, is there anyone up there who can hear me?" He yelled for hours and was about to give up when he heard a voice. "Can you hear me?"

  "Yes, Yes, I can hear you.”

  “I'm down here."

  "I can see you, are you alright?"

  "Yes, but ...who are you and where are you?"

  "I am the Lord, and I am everywhere."

  "The Lord? You mean God?"

  "That's me."

  "God, help me, I promise that if you get me down from here, I'll stop sinning. I'll be a really good person and serve you for the rest of my life."

  "Easy on the promises. First let's get you down, then we can discuss those."

  "I'll do anything, Lord, just tell me what to do, okay?"

  "Okay, just let go of the branch."


  "I said, let go of the branch, just trust me, let go." Then there is a pause.

  "Help, help, is there anybody else up there?" This jogger didn't put his whole trust in God.

  Proverbs 3:5-6 says: Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.

  Here are three ways that will help us trust God more.

  1 - We need to be confident in God's care. It says to trust him with all of your heart - with everything you have. We all love racing and are very passionate about it. We are all dedicated to the sport no matter what. We all make sacrifices to be at the track - with our families and our work. All of our feelings and emotions are poured into it. Love God like that, and trust him with the same passion that you have for racing.

  2 - We need to be committed to God's purpose. We need to look for God's guidance with everything, small and big. In the verse above it says to seek his will in all you do and he will direct your paths. Does that mean in racing also? Yes, in racing, in finances, in relationships etc. Trust him, he will guide you through.

  3- We need to be controlled by God's will. Did you ever see that bumper sticker "God is my co-pilot"? We need to change that and make it read, "God is my pilot." We need to let go of our own will and let God's will take control. When we do that, God will open and close the doors for you that he deems best.

  If we do these things, we are putting our complete trust in God, and things will turn out much better than if we decided to do things ourselves. God has plans for each one of us and when we place our trust in Him He begins to reveal that to us.

  It doesn’t mean things are always going to go our way. It doesn’t mean we are going to get everything we want. It does mean that we trust God’s understanding about what is best for our Lives. Try it and see what happens.

  Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

  Until next time, remember God loves you and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support helps us continue this ministry. Thank you.

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Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

   May God always Bless you, everyday in everyway. Rev. Don


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Source: Rev Don Rivers / Racing With Jesus Ministries
Posted: July 23, 2016

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