Have you ever had to cling to faith? Have you ever had to use all of your strength and energy to lay hold of the promises of God for your life?
I am in that place today friends. It’s not a comfortable place. I feel weak and vulnerable, but in it I am seeing Jesus in ways I’ve never seen Him before. Just when I feel as if I may loose my grip, He comes, and reminds me that even if I let go, He’s got a hold of me. I can’t do this alone. I have to lean on God, even when I don’t understand.
Faith is a funny thing. You can’t see it. Most of the time, you can’t feel it. But it’s something that in those hard seasons of our lives, we just have to work out. Faith is a muscle that has to be exercised and continually strengthened. We have to choose to lay hold of faith, to grasp onto it, tightly, and not let go. We have to choose to believe that what God said is truth, and that it’s not only truth, but true for our own individual lives.
I came across this amazing quote today:
Faith sees what your physical eyes can never see;
Faith knows what your natural mind can never comprehend;
Faith possess what your physical arms can never hold;
Faith says “yes” to everything God declares to be true;
Faith stands upon everything God says is certain, it leans upon everything God says is immovable, and it counts upon everything God says will come to pass.
– Corrie Ten Boom
When I can’t see two feet in front of me, God promises to give me revelation.
When I don’t understand the struggle, God promises to deliver me.
When I feel like I may loose my grip, God promises to give me strength.
I continue to say “yes” to God. Yes to the mess. Yes to the confusion. Yes to the silence. Yes to the closed doors. Yes to the emptiness. Yes to my lack. When all I have to give to Him is a weak and tearful “yes”, I am reassured again and again that this is all He desires, because with a weak and painful yes, God can move mountains!
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
He is the God who came.
But in faith, I choose to believe that He is the God who still comes, just for me, continually, over and over again.
He is the God of yesterday, today and forever.
But in faith, I choose to believe that He is the God of the moment, the suddenly, a God of miracles, and the God who can change everything in the blink of an eye.
How is your faith muscle today? Does it need to be exercised? Take some time to remember who He is and all that He’s done for you. Cling to faith, with everything you’ve got. Hold on, and believe that your breakthrough is coming.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.