Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What is Faith?

What is Faith?

Picture from Indian Jones and the last Crusades
Is it leaping blindly into the abyss, praying for an Indian Jones kind of moment? Or is it resting quietly in the knowledge that God is in control?

Faith to me is finding that balance between leaping and resting. I know God is in control and that our steps are ordered by Him....but I also know that sometimes he asks us to trust that His will is perfect, EVEN when what "we" can see is less then perfect.

There have been many times that I have cried out to God, begging Him to give me direction, only to be answered, and then not like what Gods path/direction looked like for my life.

He was asking me to take a leap, He knew that the path he had chose for me looked hard and a little unpleasant. But, he also knew where that path would lead me. He knew that the ups and downs on that path, were going to be hard, but that each one would make me stronger, more capable of handling similar situations  when I faced them again.

Some paths were hard for me to walk, and I would often cry out to God asking "why" he would let us walk through it...only to look back and see that without that trial, I wouldn't be who I am today! I wouldn't have overcome situations and learned from past mistakes.  I would have lost out on all the blessings that God had in store for me.

So....if God asks you to LEAP, take a deep breath and throw yourself into whatever He has planned for you, with the knowledge that He knows where this path will lead you. Then REST in that Faith.:)

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