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THIS IS FAITH



I have often heard the analogy of our faith in God being related to the faith that we have when we sit down in a chair; we never expect the chair to fail us, so without question we sit with the trust that it will hold us up. We have confidence in the chair to hold us.

This analogy is almost exactly how we carry out our faith in God. I say almost because while we do trust in God, and believe that He will make all things to work towards our good (Romans 8:28.) We often question Him and His ways; unlike the chair that we so casually trust with ourselves.


In Isaiah, the prophet reminds us that the way we think is not how God thinks. In chapter fifty-five verse eight and nine he says: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.” A comforting reminder to us that it is not our responsibility to understand God and His ways.


But let’s be real, its easy to doubt God when so many bad things happen in our day-to-day lives. We are constantly under attack from the enemy and sometimes it seems like we get hit with one thing after another. Paul understood this feeling, he describes to us in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 “We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” This, friends, is faith. To not allow the pain to blind you from the promise.


No matter the circumstance; He is and always will be God. It is only our job to, without question, trust in Him. To depend on Him like we depend on a chair. To have confidence in Him and His ways. To consistently remind ourselves and others of the faithfulness of the Father.


This is a reminder to myself and to all those who read it.

-V


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