I woke up this morning to this verse from 2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we live by faith, not by sight.” When I read verses like this, I wonder how some can choose not to believe there is a God because I tend to see his purposeful movements in my life. Just when I need him near to guide or protect me, he shows himself to me with a verse like this.
Leaning on Faith
I get in the car and drive the hour plus for my father’s surgery. A surgery where I have to have faith in the doctors and surgical team to preform the tedious operation he needs. Without my watchful eye to know that all is well, I have been given the gift of this verse. This verse was what I needed to start my day. This was his gentle reminder to me that he is in control and I must be strong in faith.
God is in Control
As I sit and wait and wait, my faith is tested. As my mind wonders to what is happening and what is going on when I should have gotten an update and hour ago. I have to take a deep breath and realize that my faith is being tested. God is here and in control and that is what I need when things begin feeling out of control. Proverbs 16:9, is just one verse that reminds us of how much control God has, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” No matter my plans or my thoughts, God is establishing the future and I must trust no matter what that he knows best. As Romans 8: 28 firmly reads, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Jesus Christ brought the Good News into our lives so many years ago with his teachings and sacrifice for our sins. John 1:14 reminds us that God sent his Son to walk among us and save us from ourselves, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” The doctors have brought the good news that all is well and another step in a long journey has been taken toward healing and strength and God is good. Sometimes simple steps can be hard to take, but with God’s strength and guidance these necessary steps are easier with faith.
Closing Verse: “…faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” Romans 10:17
Challenge: Find Christ and Find Your Faith.