Isaiah 12:2

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.

We have a golf swing, in fact many golf swings. We have that swing when everything feels great, the swing when body and mind are misaligned and the swing when nothing feels right. We have a swing, but not a trusted swing or a swing we can depend upon when we know we have to hit a good shot.

Fortunately for the believer, we have a tried, tested, and true Savior. Whatever the question, whatever the travail, I trust in Jesus. When the life storms rage, I trust in Jesus. How do I know? Because when I was lost, undone and an enemy of God destined for hell, I trusted in Jesus and I have never since doubted His ability. How do you know? We know we are saved and children of the King because we have done everything His word told us to do. We repented and placed our faith in Jesus. Additionally, we know because His spirit abides within us. I know because when trouble arises and the pressure mounts, I trust Jesus and He proves himself true.

Why do we even doubt our golf swings? We have sole control of our body and we know what an effective swing looks like. We have seen a perfect swing thousands of times on television. So why should we doubt our ability? We doubt because we know what it is capable of doing and what it is not capable of doing. It has limitations. We have experienced the shank, the ball hit fat, a ball hit thin, a ball hit out of bounds and the ball that was never found. When we trust solely on the power within ourselves, the results are predictably unpredictable. Just like the commercials for new weight loss drugs, “results may vary” when the flesh of man is put into action. However, when Jesus is involved, the results are not only predictable, they are guaranteed.

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