Living by faith

These last few months have been a whirlwind. God has been teaching me so many things.

I’m sure most of you have heard “live by faith, not by sight.” I didn’t entirely understand what that meant for a long time, and it’s still hard sometimes.

Have you ever been in a situation totally out of your control? A not so good situation?Adobe Spark(3) Something scary?

I’ve been there. The middle to end of September into October were some emotional times. God spoke something to my heart and continued to make things clear to me. But I still found myself scared at times. I felt weak because I knew what God said, but I crumbled under the weight of it all at times. This is why we’re human. We’re going to feel that way sometimes. Instead of sitting in those feelings, I decided to do something better. I decided to speak truth. I decided to say out loud what I believed, and it made me feel a lot better.

As you can imagine, when I went back to my appointment and heard words that described no change in what was going on, I felt confused. It was then I started learning what living by faith meant. I had to live every day, trusting in, hanging on, to what God told me. Even if my situation didn’t seem to change in that moment, I chose to believe. What I was seeing with my physical eyes was one thing, but my faith was in the power of God. I discovered one of my favorite verses during this time: “…your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power” (1 Corinthians 2:5). Human wisdom. It’s an odd concept when I think about it. Doctors seem wise. Wouldn’t it be wrong to disregard their words?

That’s not what I’m saying. I’m not telling you to ignore your doctors. I’m simply saying, have faith! If God told you something or showed you something, don’t let go of that. He who promised is faithful. I went through several appointments and saw a specialist before I heard a human being tell me everything was normal. And while I was waiting for these words, I kept believing in what God said. I kept believing in His power.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean everyone we know, every time something happens, is going to be ok. We know that isn’t the way of this world.

God could have said no. He could have said no to me. As Jason and Ken talked about in one of their Acts discussions, even Jesus didn’t get a yes. He asked for the cup to be passed from Him. And for good reason! Can you imagine going through what He did? And as we know, just because God said no, that didn’t mean He didn’t love Jesus. And if God says no to us, that doesn’t mean He loves us any less than those who get a yes, as hard as that can be to grasp.

God loves you! He loves you unconditionally. Take Him at his word. Believe Him. Hold on to it. Believe in God’s power over human wisdom. Humans don’t have all the answers. We don’t know everything. God has all power and all wisdom, and He who promised is faithful.

 

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