“Do You Trust Your Pilot?”

Isaiah 40:28-31

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;     they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

I’ve had the opportunity to fly in huge and small jets, itty-biddy two-seater prop planes, and even a helicopter. I know nothing about flying, so I must trust the pilot to make take-offs and landings come out even.

I have often taken off in “my” flight plan of life and only had fuel to get almost there. Hi – I’m Jim – and I’m a workaholic. He who burns the candle at both ends is not as bright as he thinks. I am well experienced with weak, tired, and weary. Some of it is caused by life, but most of it is caused by me. Fully trusting God is a never-ending struggle. Learning to rest in Him is a great comfort, but many times we don’t get there until we have exhausted ourselves.  “Come unto me and I will give you rest…” seems out of reach.

Do you trust your pilot? If God is your co-pilot – change seats!

He doesn’t sleep, get tired, and – He knows what He’s talking about. He knows what He’s doing, He knows where He’s going and how He will take us there. He even knows the weathers of life we will go through. He has the flight plan, the checklist, the understanding, the credentials, and the experience. So, to fly high like an eagle, grab your instructions from the seat in front of you (Bible) and trust God!

Take a few moments, rest, and worship with this song from Isiah 40.


While using the HEAR method (see below) consider the following question: 

  • In what areas do you find it challenging to trust your pilot?  

Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you? 

Explain – what does the passage mean? 
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today? 
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?
Jim Sellers, Minister of Music and YAH Director

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