Even though I have been told that I am educated beyond my intelligence (lol)…I am still always learning about a lot of things, especially about things that really matter in our lives. One of these, is the realization that we will never get to the place where we outgrow our need for trusting God. Just as we trust Him for our Salvation, Eternal Life, and Heaven; we are designed by Almighty God to trust Him in the here and now on a daily basis. No matter what we are going through, we can and should trust in Him by faith. We should do that when things are going great. That is a time to give Him thanks for His blessings in our lives.
When we encounter difficulties, we should trust Him by seeking His guidance, strength and wisdom, and thanking Him for His presence and being with us. Our emotions can fluctuate, one minute we feel like shouting Amen! Then in the next moment we can find ourselves squirming with fear, thinking …Oh me, what am I going to do to get through this mess! Faith is more than just a feeling, it is a consistent concentration upon the fact that God loves us and He is with us, as we follow Him. We can take these opportunities to grow closer in our relationship with Him.
We do not need to limit God to our personal preferences or timetable as we are trusting in Him. We should be careful to not just focus on comparing our situations and challenges to other people’s experiences. This can lead to being bogged down with unhealthy emotions; such as jealousy, guilt, and isolation etc… This can be harmful to us and those around us.
Instead, we can learn something new about God’s faithfulness and character in each new situation we may encounter in life. The Bible also teaches us, that we can grow in our faith when we study God’s Word and apply it to our lives. That is so important.
This should thrill us; to think that the God who created us, knows what we really need more than anyone else. In addition to that, He wants to be closer to us, even more than our very best friends. We can trust Him. That is what Faith is really about, trusting in Him.
I am still learning and loving this journey of Faith…and I hope you are too.