The God of Israel whispered those words to me in a hospital waiting room in 2003. I had just signed a consent form to rush wife Alisa back to surgery following her mastectomy and breast reconstruction. A blood clot had formed in the surgical area. It was a gut punch. I was scared. I answered the LORD softly “Yes.”
In 2006 I heard the same conversation, almost word for word, in the ABC miniseries The Ten Commandments. Moses (actor Dougray Scott) faces the Red Sea as Egyptian chariots close on the Israelites. He looks scared. Then God speaks to Moses in a still small voice, and Moses responds softly in this brief exchange (video clip below):
God: You know who I AM
God: Do you trust Me?
Both threats provoked the same response – God showed up. My wife survived breast cancer and the blood clot, and the Israelites survived the Exodus. I believe God still would have drawn close and comforted us had He chosen not to heal Alisa. We were safe in His hands regardless of the outcome. How about you, friend? Are you facing a trial or crisis, or know someone who is? Draw near to Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth. He is aware of the situation. And He is asking, “Will you trust Me?”