My friend gives me the book, Walking with Arthur: Finding God on My Way to New York, by James O’Donnell. As the author recounts a spiritual memoir of coming to faith in Jesus, he mentions a pivotal question his friend Arthur asks him one day.
“What do you most deeply trust?”
The question mattered to the author because of this truth that he shares with his readers: “However crisis may one day come to you, when it does come, my hope for you, as Arthur’s was for me, is that whatever–or whomever–you trust will prove big enough and real enough to carry the weight of your broken dreams.”
Is this thing or person you trust big enough and real enough to carry the weight of your broken dreams? Who or what could?
Arthur asks his friend what he’s most afraid of. They talk about the trials of life and inevitable sadnesses from every direction. But rather than turning towards cynicism or unbelief, the friends realize that Jesus is big enough and real enough to carry the weight of anything your heart suffers.
It’s a great comfort to think of allowing Jesus to carry whatever weight, whenever the crisis comes. I most deeply trust Jesus.