By Gillian Henriques – Founder
Sisters in Christ Worldwide
YOUR DAILY INSPIRATION
As Christians, we all have areas along our spiritual journeys that God deals with each of us in. My area is FAITH. Just as Jesus asked the disciples during the storm where their faith was so, too, has God asked me where was mine in the midst of various storms in my life.
Before I go on, let me state I love God with every fiber of my being. I know what His Word says because I continually spend time meditating on it; and I also have been fortunate to see Him operating in my life in many amazing ways. God is real.
However, even with all of that I also will admit that there have been times in my life when I am going through a storm that I find myself starting to question God. I wonder where He is; and before I know it, I am loaded down with anxiety and fear and then I see that my tiny mountain has magnified to Mt. Everest in a matter of seconds and I am left a spiritual mess.
In Luke 8:25, in the midst of a powerful storm, Jesus asked His chosen disciples where was their faith and I also have shared that God has asked that question of me too when my faith starts to waver.
I don’t believe that God asks that as a put down. Rather, it is His way of reminding us of Who we are serving. God is all-powerful and reliable. He will never leave us or forsake us and so it doesn’t matter what comes our way because we are never alone (Hebrews 13:5). He remains there with us in the trenches.
I think that, as humans, we believe that we are going through our issues alone. However, we are not. As children of God, He is there with us through every storm and trial.
And that is the essence of faith. Faith is trusting God to see us through whatever comes our way and knowing that as God’s kids there is nothing that we go through that He is not there with us.
God is faithful to His Word. What He says I am, I have or I can do is true because His Word says so (Philippians 4:13, Psalm 33:4, Psalm 119:160). Therefore, I do not need to elevate fear or anxiety to the same level as what God’s Word says because there is no comparison and that is what faith is.
My faith walk, like all journeys, has been a process and some storms I react better in than others.
I remain a work in progress in this area, but thank God for His love that continues to cover me. I am learning more and more to take God fully at His Word despite the situation, circumstance or trial and trusting Him to work out the solution that is best for me and that will glorify Him in the end and that, my friends, is FAITH.
“Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?” The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!” Luke 8:25 (NLT)
A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, and looked at the old pages as he turned them.
Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible, and he picked it up and looked at it closely.
It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed in between the pages.
“Momma, look what I found,” the boy called out.
“What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked.
With astonishment in the young boy’s voice, he answered: “I think it’s Adam’s suit!”
Loving Father, thank You for always being by side and for never leaving or forsaking me. I am grateful that I can confidently depend on You because You are faithful. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.
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