I had a conversation today with someone about faith in our circumstances and so I thought I would share with all of you an entry from my devotional, Sitting at His Feet. As you may know, this devotional is a compilation of journal entries from my personal quiet times with the Lord. These writings come out of my wrestling through issues with Him in the Word and in prayer and the comfort He has given me in the process.
So, here is some comfort for anyone that may be struggling with a particular circumstance – I hope it encourages you to look up, not down.
Keep your eyes on me. The challenge is to look up and not down at your circumstances. I stand at the door knocking for you to let me into the secret place of your thought life. My Word to you will bring perspective on what troubles you. My Word will bring clarity to your thoughts. The circumstance that is so stressful has an outcome that can either involve me or not. Bring me into the place of the heavy load and let me do the heavy lifting. Your faith is not dependent on what you can do. Your faith is dependent on what I can do. Exercising your faith muscles involves your letting go and trusting that I have your back. Your striving and stressing to solve the problem is wearing you out. I never called you to overcome life; I called you to life overcoming. Life overcoming is possible because I did the heavy lifting on the cross. Give me your burden, and, in so doing, your faith will increase.
Matthew 11:28-30; Psalm 46