Faith is an incredible thing. When it is shaken, we are challenged to the very core of our being. We no longer view our situation as one with possibilities. “It can’t be fixed.” “It can’t be changed.” “It will never work out.” Faith takes a back seat in our circumstance.
Yet we are called to “walk by faith.” (2 Corinthians 5:7) It is then we will see the impossible become the possible. Faith defined is “an entire confidence or trust in God’s character and declarations, and in the character and doctrines of Christ, with an unreserved surrender of the will to his guidance, and dependence on his merits for salvation.” (1828 Webster’s Dictionary) Simplified, it means we trust wholeheartedly in God and what He is doing and can do in our life. It’s believing, without doubt or fear, that God will bring about what is perfect for us in any given moment when we seek Him with all our heart.
Does this mean the Lord will make happen what we think should happen? Not necessarily. He will do what is best for us, sometimes it is what we desire. Other times, it may be far from what we were hoping for. Remember, he keeps in mind what will grow us in Him and bring Him glory. Faith is trusting God to bring about the impossible….change a heart, provide a job, restore a relationship, fill a need, heal an illness, etc. “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) We serve a possible God and we must have faith in that truth when we’re placed in the middle of situation that challenges us.
“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.‘ “ (Romans 1:17) God can take the impossible (that which cannot be done) and make it possible (that which may be now or come to pass). Let’s learn from Abraham in Romans 4: “No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.”
My Life: I hope you all had a fabulous week. I finally got my veggie/herb garden planted and everything has settled in. I still need to add flowers in the pots that sit in the front of our house. We also put up a new bird feeder which has drawn not only birds but a family of squirrels. The not-my-favorite news from this week is that summer temps have hit and it has been extremely warm. We had to switch off our heater and turn on our cooler. I also spent some of my week finishing up editing some baby photos I took. And this little baby is so stinkin’ cute that I have enjoyed editing his photos. Maybe I’ll share some on here after I get them to his mama and daddy. Well, that’s it for this week.
Its time to share once again. I’m grateful to have you here. Truly.
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