A Sigh Of Faith

 

Faith sometimes means knowing God can, whether or not He does.”

I have no idea which pastor or teacher said this, but I wrote it down in the side space of my Bible, right beside the story of Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego in Daniel 3. In verse 16 it says, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

 

“Faith sometimes means knowing God can, whether or not He does.”

So this morning, I took all the stuff that’s been bugging me, the burdens I’ve been carrying around, the concern I have for the Church and the world…I laid them at the feet of my Father.
I gave Him my “whys.”
I came close to listing them here, but why would I do that? For your whys are way different from my whys. And God’s ways in answer to the whys are different from all of ours (Isaiah 55:8-9).

 

“Faith sometimes means knowing God can, whether or not He does.”

Even though God is able, we need to remind ourselves and those around us, that even when His plan differs from what we are praying & hoping for, we will not give up and bow down to the solutions the world (or our own reasoning) has to offer as a quick solution. It may be cliche, but The Lord not only knows best, but He really, REALLY cares for us too.
A deeply personal and real relationship with Him makes a real difference in all that comes against us, in all that that would keep us from surrendering stuff to Him, in making Him our all in all. Because at the end of each day, can we honestly say, “It was He who carried me through”? and “I waited on Him”?
Sometimes, it’s not a “sign” of faith we need to be looking for, but a “sigh” of faith we need to surrender all…
My hope is in You, Lord. I lay all my worries & complaints before You. I place my trust, confidence & faith in You. Help me to stay focused on who You are instead of what I’d like you to do, walking in surrendered obedience no matter what.

“All my longings lie open before You, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from You.” Ps. 38:9

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One Response to A Sigh Of Faith

  1. Robert Lopez says:

    Believe in HIS power cause HE will give you what you deserve!
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