A couple of days ago I took my first fall off from Amos. Fortunately, neither of us were hurt.
We were in the outside arena going through some exercises prior to going on a trail ride. We started to have a difference of opinion as to which way we were to go. Suddenly Amos stumbled, lost his footing, went to his knees and then went completely down. I rode him completely to the ground, it happened very fast. I was able to get my feet out of the stirrups and was trying to quickly get off when he decided to get up! Not good - I went rolling on the ground! I strained some old muscles (they are all old!) and hurt for a few days.
Have you ever depended upon Christ to lead you, have Him stumble and throw you into a heap? No? I didn't think so. We can always depend on Him not to stumble. We can go with him, confident He will lead and not fail.
I ride Amos with confidence and determination that he will get me to our destination. But he could fail and in his weakness stumble. Yet, I trust Amos and I am willing to trust in his strength and power. And yet, Christ sometimes has to challenge me to trust Him - how foolish can I be?