Oftentimes as a writer I find myself blanking as I stare at my computer, trying to muster up some words to write. Funny enough, oftentimes in life I find myself blanking when I try to talk of God's goodness or faithfulness. This feels embarrassing to admit, but it's true, and maybe you've done the same thing?
In a beautiful way, the birth of this church has been one of the most tangible ways I have seen God's faithfulness to us. But, if I'm honest, I struggle to see God's faithfulness in every area of my life, and I have a feeling I'm not alone in this.
Am I the only one who has a hard time accepting it when God says "no" to me? Am I the only one who grits my teeth in frustration when God's response to my prayer for a good thing is "wait"? Am I the only one who feels forgotten by God when something hard happens in my life?
Even amidst the doubts and questions, Abraham believed God and walked in obedience. Even though He couldn’t fully understand how the promise would be carried out, he fundamentally trusted the character of God.
As humans we naturally think that we are so self sufficient and that our faith is something we can manufacture on our own. But it’s not! And praise the Lord for that because there’s no way we can sustain our faith on our own.
I try so hard to figure out the secret to resting and trusting the Lord and it’s so simple...
If there’s one thing the Lord has been teaching me about lately, it is His faithfulness.
How it is so evident in every single moment of my life, big and small; it is so cool for me to look back and see the way that He has flawlessly orchestrated every single detail of my life for His glory. Even when I can’t see Him moving at all, He is always working things together for His glory.
In everything. He is faithful.
I've read this verse so many times, but today I’m comforted by the fact that even when I have no idea where my life is headed, He knows.
God never promises that we will understand His will for our lives. That we will understand why He has us where He does right now.
He does however promise to guard our anxious hearts and minds with a peace that transcends all understanding (Phil. 4:7).
A peace that is somehow more comforting than actually knowing.