What does it mean – God is faithful? …That everything workout like I pray? …That He cares even if these circumstances don’t change? …That He’s listening even if we don’t receive what we think we need? That He loves me even when I suffer?
Faith to believe is a lifetime affair. It’s a battle of the whits won moment by moment. Can I trust God? Will He prove faithful to me? Can He still do all that the Bible says He can do? These are great faith questions -all having the answer, YES.
Then why doesn’t He just do it – today – for me? I’ve Certainly asked these things more than once. Slowly, slowly I have come to the realization that it’s just not all about me. It has taken time to see for myself, that there is always a BIGGER plan and I’m only a piece of a small puzzle.
When my prayers haven’t been answered the way I prayed, I needed large doses of scripture reading, crying out my woes to God and usually relying on some other‘s faith to encourage me. Keep holding on through the darkness.
Winning a right attitude can be an enormous challenge. When chaos strikes, It’s so hard for me to look past the whys (especially if someone I love is in pain). Peace has come little by little…. a surrendering of my will for His. It starts with a day by day choice, all the small stuff.
I’ve always had to choose – it wasn’t just magic. Seeing in His word, God is sovereign, that He never loses control, nothing throws Him or surprises Him, that He’s never overwhelmed, …only that He knows. He’s always known. He is God and there Is NO OTHER!
My Creator, my Savior, Jesus, teach me to let go and trust in Your infinite wisdom. And for what You do not change, when I ask…? The help me to win the faith battle.