Something my Bible study teaching leader once said has been on my mind a lot lately:
“Who He is can be trusted when what He does cannot be understood.”
How is your faith in God right now? Through the trials in our world and in our personal lives, are you being led to seek Him more diligently or are you questioning where God is in all of it? Maybe you’re in serious doubt about God’s goodness and drifting away from him.
I’ve experienced all of the above, so even if your faith is feeling pretty weak at the moment, there is no judgment here. I’ve been there. You’re not alone. I would like to share some truth with you specifically, and to those of you who are remaining strong in your faith, feel free to read on and pass this along to someone you know who needs some lifting up. ❤️
How often are you reflecting on God’s character and promises according to His Word?
Can you think of any at the moment? It might be helpful to search “God’s promises in the Bible” online and to write down the ones that impact you most. I encourage you to focus on His character and promises directly from the Bible. Worship songs, messages from pastors and influencers can be helpful, but the Word of God has power unlike anything or anyone else we might hear from. The Bible alone is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16). It’s living, and active (Hebrews 4:12).
Reflect on the verses you found. Do you really trust the promises they contain? Do your thoughts and actions to what’s happening in the world around you reflect belief or unbelief?
I always think back to a time when my husband was really sick and I was genuinely worried for his life. I was in a pit of despair, praying, “God, I know you are sovereign, but what does that even mean for me?” I knew God saw me, He saw Luke, He was with us, and was in control, but I was unable to apply that truth to my life in the moment. I was unable to trust that no matter what happened, God would work all things together for good (as He promises believers in Romans 8:28). I had knowledge, but I was lacking wisdom that enabled me to trust fully and find peace.
I’ve since learned that the Holy Spirit equips us for this kind of faith. God commands us in Ephesians 5:18 to be filled with the Spirit and in 1 John 5:14-15 He tells us we can be confident that whatever we ask in Jesus’ name, we not only know that He hears us but that we already have what we request of Him. (When I first learned this, it blew my mind. Anyone else??) When we humble ourselves before God in prayer and genuinely ask for His help to follow what He commands, this is always an example of what it looks like to pray in Jesus’ name, because we are praying within the will of God. God answers us because He is good and is faithful to His promises.
Pray that God would fill you with His Spirit and know the prayer is answered. Ask that by the power of His Spirit, you will truly believe in who He says He is and all He promises. Ask that it would change your life!
The God who gave up His only Son so that you could have eternal life can be trusted. Repent of your sins, give up control, and put your faith in Him. Receive the Holy Spirit as the mark of faith and experience the fullness of the Spirit over and over, continuing to grow in trust and obedience.
There’s a lot we experience in this life that doesn’t make sense, but who He is and all He promises in His Word can be trusted when what He does cannot be understood. His Spirit equips us to trust that promise fully. Whether things in life go the way we hope they will or not, God is always good, always loving, and perfect in all His ways. ❤️
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